Lashing out at the people protesting against the new citizenship law, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday (February 1) alleged that those who supported terrorists in Kashmir were staging protest in Shaheen Bagh and raising slogans of azadi.
Addressing a series of rallies in the national capital, Adityanath also attacked his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, alleging he and his party were siding with protesters at Shaheen Bagh and that a Pakistan minister and AAP were speaking in similar terms.
The UP CM also said that since Narendra Modi became the prime minister, “We have been identifying every terrorist and feeding them goli instead of biryani.”
“Let Kashmir remain in peace … If you will speak the language of Pakistan, in favour of Pakistan, the soldiers gun will show you the way to hell,” he said.
“These protests are not about CAA, it is happening because those people are questioning how can India emerge as a major power in the world, and to stop that rising India,” he claimed.
At another rally, the senior BJP leader sustained his attack on AAP, saying, “Kejriwal cannot even provide clean drinking water to the people of Delhi… According to a (BIS) survey, the Delhi government is making its people drink poisonous water. But it is supplying biryani to those protesting in Shaheen Bagh and elsewhere in the city.”
Adityanath also asserted that his party and the central government will not allow a rule that divides the country into segments and “will not allow terrorism, insurgency and Naxalism in India”.
On Thursday, the Election Commission banned Union minister Anurag Thakur and BJP MP Parvesh Verma from campaigning for 72 and 96 hours, respectively, in view of their provocative comments at an election rally in the city earlier this week.