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Adityanath Should be Booked for Sedition: Gehlot on 'Modiji ki Sena' Remark

The Rajasthan chief minister also cautioned the youth to be aware of the political propaganda on social media.


Updated:April 14, 2019, 6:15 PM IST
Adityanath Should be Booked for Sedition: Gehlot on 'Modiji ki Sena' Remark
File photo of Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot.

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot suggested on Sunday that his Uttar Pradesh counterpart, Yogi Adityanath, should be booked for sedition for labelling the military as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's army.

"Yogi is saying, 'this is Modiji ki sena'. There should be a case of sedition on the UP chief minister. If someone criticises the government, the person is directly called anti-national. But the anti-national person is he who, while being the chief minister, says 'Modiji ki sena' (Modi's army)," Gehlot told reporters here.

At a rally in Ghaziabad on March 31, Adityanath had dubbed the Army as "Modi ji ki sena", triggering a political firestorm with the Opposition attacking the Uttar Pradesh chief minister for "insulting and humiliating" the armed forces.

He said Pakistan had military rule for several years, but the defence forces were kept separate from politics in India for the past 70 years.

"Our Army protects the nation and fulfil duties," the Congress leader said, claiming that it was for the first time that the armed forces were being politicised.

The Rajasthan chief minister cautioned that the youth should be aware of the political propaganda on social media.

"Our countrymen, particularly the youth, should not be misled. Modi and his team are brainwashing the youth through social media. If you are misled, this will be dangerous for the country," he said.

Gehlot later addressed a rally in Gangapur city of Sawai Madhopur district and alleged that Modi had won the 2014 Lok Sabha election on false promises.

"He (Modi) promised giving jobs, controlling inflation and others, but all the lies have been exposed. The PM acts like a film star and he should have been in Bollywood instead of being the prime minister," Gehlot added.

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