“Yeh (Ayodhya) To Kewal Jhaanki Hai, Mathura Kashi Baaki Hai (Ayodhya is just the teaser, Mathura and Kashi are still left)”, this is an old war cry of the right-wing school of politics which was never admitted officially by the BJP. However, presently, before the Uttar Pradesh elections, the call is entering the official BJP lexicon with top leaders such as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath stating so. Nevertheless, the pitch is a bit varied here. It’s not to fix the popular temple-mosque issues, but to emphasize the enormous advancement of the three holy sites of the Hindus. “We had said we will get Ram Temple work started in Ayodhya. Modi had got that started. Aren’t you happy? In Kashi, a grand Vishwanath Dham has been built. You’ve seen it. Then how will Mathura-Vrindavan be left behind? Work has started there too,” Adityanath announced at a rally in UP on Thursday. The Uttar Pradesh CM’s connection to the ‘Ayodhya-Mathura-Kashi’ phrase came before Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya this month when he started a huge temple construction was ongoing in Ayodhya and Kashi and “now the preparation was on for Mathura”. BJP UP in-charge Dharmendra Pradhan also utilized the phrase previously this month when he stated that the pilgrims came to these three sites in UP. Mathura’s BJP MP Hema Malini ahead this month had inquired the PM for the development of the Mathura Krishnabhoomi temple on lines of the Kashi temple. BJP chief leaders assert the focus on Ayodhya-Kashi-Mathura strengthens the party’s campaign that it is concentrating on the redevelopment of these religious sites.