New Delhi, April 15: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has demanded that a sedition case be registered against his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath for calling the armed forces 'Modi ji ki Sena'.
"Yogiji is saying this is Modi sena. There should be a case of sedition registered against Yogi ji. If someone criticises the government, the person is immediately called anti-national. But who is the anti-national...The (UP) Chief Minister says 'Modi ji ki sena hai'' (Prime Minister Narendra Modi's armed forces). Where do you want to take the country," he told reporters on Sunday.
Gehlot said that while people are proud of the bravery of the armed forces, this is the first time the services are being politicised.
"In Pakistan, the military has ruled repeatedly. However, in our country, we have kept the armed forces away from politics for the last 70 years. This is the first time when attempts are being made to politicise the services. The day the Army starts interfering in the country's internal affair as in Pakistan, what will happen? Our Army does not think that way. It carries out the job of protecting the country," he said.
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The EC had issued the Uttar Pradesh chief minister a show cause notice based on a video clip submitted by the Ghaziabad district magistrate which showed Adityanath making the remarks at the election rally there on Sunday.
Adityanath, who addressed election meetings in Ghaziabad and Greater Noida on Sunday, had lashed out at the Congress for what he called was its "soft approach towards terrorism and terrorists".
"Congress ke log aatankwadiyon ko biryani khilate the aur Modi ji ki sena aatankwadiyon ko goli aur gola deti hai. (Congress leaders would feed biryani to terrorists, while Modi's army gives them bullets and bombs). This is the difference. The Congress people use 'ji' to refer to (JeM chief) Masood Azhar to encourage terrorism," Adityanath had said at the Ghaziabad election rally.
With Agencies, Google Pic