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Yogi Adityanath : “Only those who used to say ‘Abbajaan’ used to get ration pre-2017”

Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath fired salvos against Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party by alleging that they just used to do politics of appeasement. He also called Congress- mother of terrorism. 

Yogi Adityanath, on Sunday, stirred a fresh controversy as he targeted the previous regimes that governed the state of Uttar Pradesh by saying that they used to practise ‘politics of appeasement.’ The Chief Minister even went ahead and said, “People who used to say ‘Abbajaan’ only used to get rations until the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took over in 2017.”

CM was in the Kushinagar district to launch a ton of developmental projects where he targeted the opposition. He said “As long as appeasement existed, the country faced serious problems like terror, riots, corruption, anarchy and injustice. But today development exists and sabka sath sabka vikas is ensured. Today, the caste of the poor beneficiary is not asked.”

The CM is said to have set the tone for the upcoming assembly election by talking about national security and the regressiveness over the Taliban, highlighting Muslim appeasement and consolidating the Hindu vote bank. He asked his supporters who gathered at the event that “Would people who support the Taliban had ever allowed for a law against the Triple Talaq to come?” This was a dig at the Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq who recently equated the Taliban coming to power in Afghanistan to India’s freedom struggle. The MP was later booked by police for sedition. 

While laying foundation stones for projects worth Rs 400 crore in the district, Yogi also fired salvos at the grand old Congress party. He dubbed the Congress as ‘mother of terrorism’ and the Samajwadi Party a ‘bicchu’ without naming them. The Chief Minister, taking a dig at Akhilesh Yadav’s party said “Those who fired bullets at devotees of Lord Ram and support the Taliban with their casteism and dynastic mindset will never be tolerated by the people of the state. Remember, a ‘bicchu’ (scorpion) will sting, wherever it is.”

These remarks by the sitting Chief Minister drew a lot of criticism as well. National Conference leader Omar Abdullah termed it ‘blatant communalism.’ The leader took to his Twitter and wrote “I’ve always maintained that BJP has no intention of fighting an election with an agenda other than blatant communalism and hatred with all the venom directed towards Muslims. Here is a CM seeking re-election claiming that Muslims ate up all the rations meant for Hindus.”

Slamming the statement made by Yogi, Samajwadi Party spokesperson Abdul Hafiz Gandhi said “Dozens of corruption scandals have happened during his regime. PDS scam, 69000 teachers recruitment scam, corona kit scam, and many more. He must come clean before pointing fingers at others. He is playing divisive politics.”

Elections to the 403-member assembly seats in UP is due next year but Yogi Adityanath, with his remarks, has set the tone for the elections. 

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