In an apparent reference to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s ‘abba jaan’ remarks, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said what kind of a Yogi propagates hate. The Uttar Pradesh chief minister’s office hit back at Gandhi, saying in a tweet, “If bulldozing the empire of criminals and miscreants is hate, then this hatred will continue unabated.”
Earlier, taking to Twitter, Gandhi posted, “Jo nafrat kare, woh yogi kaisa! (What kind of a Yogi propagates hate).” Addressing a programme in Kushinagar on Sunday, Adityanath had alleged that people did not get rations before 2017 like they do now.
In a Facebook post, Gandhi also recalled the horrific Hathras incident which took place a year ago. “The wait for justice continues. Daughter of Hathras, daughter of the country,” Gandhi 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.