Omar Abdullah attacked Yogi Adityanath after the Uttar Pradesh chief minister alleged that before 2017, only those saying ‘Abba Jaan’ was getting rations.
Addressing a meeting ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, BJP’s Yogi Adityanath alleged on Sunday that before 2017, only those saying ‘Abba Jaan’ was getting rations. He claimed that the “appeasement politics” had ended during his tenure in the state.
“Now you get ration. Did you get ration before 2017? Earlier only those who used to say ‘Abba Jaan’ were digesting the ration. The rations meant for Srinagar went to Nepal and Bangladesh back then. But if someone tries to take away ration from the poor now, he will definitely land in jail,” the Uttar Pradesh CM added.
#WATCH | Under PM Modi leadership, there is no place for appeasement politics….Before 2017 was everyone able to get ration?….Earlier only those who used to say 'Abba Jaan' were digesting the ration: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Kushinagar pic.twitter.com/CPr6IMbwry
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 12, 2021
Soon after a video of Yogi Adityanath’s speech was put on social media, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hit back at him for spreading “blatant communalism & hatred” towards Muslims.
Omar Abdullah said, “I’ve always maintained the BJP has no intention of fighting an election with an agenda other than blatant communalism & hatred with all the venom directed towards Muslims.”
He added, “Here is a CM seeking re-election claiming that Muslims ate up all the rations meant for Hindus.”
I’ve always maintained the BJP has no intention of fighting any election with an agenda other than blatant communalism & hatred with all the venom directed towards Muslims. Here is a CM seeking re-election claiming that Muslims ate up all the rations meant for Hindus. https://t.co/zaYtK43vpd
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) September 12, 2021
Claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had changed the agenda of the country’s politics, Yogi Adityanath had also said that earlier, politics was run by certain families and was limited to the issues of religion, caste, language, and race.
“Now people of all backgrounds are part of the development. Now, development is for everyone but appeasement is for none. There was no development when the country had the politics of appeasement. There were riots, there was corruption, there was anarchy, there was murder, there was torture and there was injustice,” said the Uttar Pradesh chief minister.