The Election Commission has cautioned Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath hereafter while addressing election rallies. Five days after he referred to the Indian Army as “Modiji ki Sena” at an election rally, the Commission said it didn’t satisfied with Chief Minister’s explanation.
Asking him to be cautious while amking statements at public rallies, the EC said that being a senior leader he should be extremely careful. The development came after Congress party urged the Election Commission to take cognizance of Yogi Adityanath and Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s “Modi ki Army” comment and take a “decisive” action to deter others from making such a statement.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala alleged that those who have trampled upon the democracy are challenging constitutional authorities. The EC should take action against them, failing which people will come forward and “take control”, “like Lord Krishna did”, he warned. If the EC does not take action against the two leaders, Surjewala said, his party would “remind” the poll panel of its responsibilities.
While campaigning for Ghaziabad MP and Union minister VK Singh on April 1, Adityanath had described the Indian Army as “Modi ji ki sena” to make a distinction between the Army’s response to terrorists under the Modi government.
“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 terrorists,” UP CM had said.