New Delhi: Ruling Samajwadi Party spokesperson and minister in Akhilesh Yadav’s government, Rajendra Choudhary made a controversial statement over the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah by calling them as “terrorists”.
The comment by Rajendra Chowdhary came shortly after PM Modi accused the state government of discrimination on the basis of religion.
Accusing the BJP top brass leaders of terrorising the people, Choudhary appealed the people to teach BJP a lesson in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls 2017.
Addressing a press conference, on Sunday, after the third phase polling in Lucknow, Choudhary said, both want to create an environment of fear, both are terrorists and are creating terror in our democracy.
Modi and Amit Shah have nothing to say and hence are making wild allegations, BJP knows it is losing the plot in UP, the senior minister.
BJP will face worse than what it had faced in Bihar, he added.
The BJP was quick to respond and party leader Om Mathur said it is Samajwadi Party’s frustration and people of UP will punish them for such extreme language against the PM,” said BJP vice president and party’s UP in-charge.
Attacking Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party over religion and caste discrimination, Prime Minster Narendra Modi, addressing an election rally in Fatehpur district on Sunday, said that everyone was being affected by it.
“In Uttar Pradesh, everyone feels that they are being discriminated and they are being denied their rights. Dalit complain that their share is given to the Other Backward Class (OBC), who in turn point finger towards Muslims and Yadavs, while Yadavs say that only the family people get the benefits,” Modi said.
Modi said that the state government has been playing the politics of discrimination, while his flagship schemes benefit everyone irrespective of their caste and religion.
“If a village receives funds for a graveyard, then it should also get for cremation ground… If you provide uninterrupted power supply for Eid, then you should also do it for Holi,” Modi said.
He added that no one in the state can get jobs without recommendations or the bribe, and urged the people to elect the BJP for a change.
Fatehpur goes to polls on February 23 in the fourth phase of the state assembly elections.
(With inputs from IANS)