Added on : 2019-04-01 18:20:26
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath described the Indian Army as "Modi ji ki sena" (Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Army) during an election campaign for the BJP here.
Addressing a rally in Ghaziabad, Yogi said, " 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," he said.
Reacting to the incident, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday criticised UP CM Yogi Adityanath for calling Indian Army as 'Modi Ji Ki Sena'. She added, "Such blatant personalisation and usurping of our beloved Indian Army is an insult and a humiliation." She said Army belongs to all and is "a great asset of our nation, and not a cassette of the BJP".