EC Notice to Yogi on ‘Modi Ki Sena’ Remark; Seeks Reply by 5 April
While hitting out at the Opposition, Yogi referred to the Indian Army as “Modi ji ki sena”.
The Election Commission of India has issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday, 3 April, for referring to the Indian Army as ‘Modi ji ki Sena’ during an election campaign in Ghaziabad, reported news agency, ANI.
The Commission has sought a reply from the UP chief minister by 5 April.
According to PTI, the EC took the decision based on a video clip submitted by the Ghaziabad district magistrate which shows Adityanath making the remarks at the election rally on 31 March.
What Did Yogi Say at the Rally?
Hitting out at Opposition parties over a host of governance issues on Sunday, 31 March, Adityanath said what was "impossible" for the Congress, Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party is possible under the BJP rule.
“Congress ke log aatankwadiyon ko biryani khilate the aur Modi ji ki sena aatankwadiyon ko goli aur gola deti hai (Congress people would feed biryani to terrorists, while Modi’s army gives them bullet or bomb). This is the difference. The Congress people use ‘ji’ in Masood Azhar’s name to encourage terrorism,”Yogi Adityanath
"Under Prime Minister Modi's leadership, terror camps are being destroyed which is breaking the back of terrorists and Pakistan. This is the work being done by the BJP government and this is the difference," the Uttar Pradesh chief minister added.
"What was namumkin(impossible) for the Congress is mumkin(possible) for PM Modi. Because when Modi is there, the impossible becomes possible," he said.
Campaigning for sitting MP and Union minister V K Singh, Adityanath earlier listed out the achievements brought in the region under five years of Modi rule in the Centre and two years of his in the state.
He also said the situation of safety in western Uttar Pradesh has improved and nobody can misbehave with women and girls, while criminals are either behind the bars or dead.
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