Brought to you by
Despite getting a warning and a show-cause notice from the Election Commission, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has yet again whiffed a tinge of communalism in his speech.
In a crucial election season, Yogi Adityanath drawing an attack on the former Congress government claimed that former PM Manmohan Singh cited that 'Muslims have the first right to the country's resources' further questioning what about the Dalits and the Adivasis
He said, "You remember, the Congress government was in power from 2004-2014 and then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh used to say that Muslims have the first right to country's resources, if Muslims have all the rights on resources where will Dalits go, where will poor people go, where will the Adivasi go?"
"The benefit of a policy of this country is not for any religion, caste, race or language but is for the poor, the farmers, the youth of the nation and for women in equal and if anyone has done that with utmost conviction is PM Modi's government," he added.
The Election Commission taking cognisance of chief minister Yogi Adityanath's communal 'Ali-Bajrangbali' and 'green virus' jibe has issued a notice.
The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Adityanath addressing a rally in Meerut calling out the Opposition and the Congress party said that 'if they believe in Ali, we also believe in Bajrangbali' on April 9.
Furthermore, the chief minister cited how other parties speak in favour of a 'certain group'
He said, "They want to throw a green virus to engulf the nation. West Uttar Pradesh need not come under the effect of this green virus. In East Uttar Pradesh we have already wiped out the virus, now in the West, we will demolish Congress'SP's BSP's RLD's 'green virus' from here..."
In his address, Adityanath breached the Model Code of Conduct that states for attempting to appeal to 'communal feelings for securing votes'
Prior to this, Adityanath has been under the scanner of the Election Commission over his contentious 'Modi ki sena' remark, to which the Opposition questioned the EC for letting off the chief minister with a light rap for 'insulting' the Indian Army.
Republic World brings you comprehensive election news coverage and phase-by-phase election updates of the Indian General Elections 2019. The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections will be held from April 11 to May 19 in seven phases, with the counting of votes scheduled for May 23. Get all the latest election news, highlights, controversies, polls, live updates and results of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, only on Republic World.