Rahul Gandhi chides Yogi for propagating hate

New Delhi, September 15 (KMS): In an apparent reference to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath’s ‘abba jaan’ remarks, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, said what kind of a Yogi propagates hate.

Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi posted, “Jo nafrat kare, woh yogi kaisa! (What kind of a Yogi is someone who propagates hate!).”

The Uttar Pradesh chief minister’s office hit back at Rahul Gandhi, saying in a tweet, “If bulldozing the empire of criminals and miscreants is hate, then this hatred will continue unabated.”

Earlier, addressing a programme in Kushinagar on Sunday, Adityanath had alleged that people did not get rations before 2017 like they do now. “Because then, people who say ‘abba jaan’ used to digest the rations. The rations of Kushinagar used to go to Nepal and Bangladesh. Today, if anybody tries to swallow the rations meant for poor people, he will land in jail,” he had said.

‘Abba jaan’ is the Urdu term for father.

In a Facebook post, Rahul Gandhi also recalled the horrific Hathras incident which took place a year ago. “The wait for justice continues. Daughter of Hathras is daughter of the country,” he said.

The horrific Hathras incident took place a year ago in which a young Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four men. The woman died on September 29 at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital during treatment.

Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party has slammed Yogi and the BJP for trying to divert people’s attention ahead of polls.

Samajwadi Party spokesperson Juhie Singh said that the BJP had always diverted the attention of the people from the core issues of the state. The situation during Covid-19, inflation, unemployment, and social injustice has never been the party’s priority, she said.