New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi targets at Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on hs ‘UP Bihar Ke Bhaiye’ remarks and indirectly pinches at Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi by saying the “family from Delhi was clapping”.
“What the Congress Chief Minister said here, on which the family from Delhi was clapping, the entire country has seen,” PM Modi said at a rally in Punjab ahead of the Sunday election in the state.
“Where was Guru Govind Singh born? In Patna Sahib, in Bihar. Will you throw Guru Govind Singh out of Punjab? People of such divisive mentality should not be allowed to rule Punjab even for one moment,” said the Prime Minister.
PM Modi even referred to Guru Ravidas, whose birth anniversary was yesterday saw various political leaders pausing their campaign to visit temples. He said, “Only yesterday we observed Sant Ravidas Jayanti. Where was he born? In Uttar Pradesh, in Varanasi. Will you remove Sant Ravidas from Punjab?”
Channi had made remarks along with Priyanka Gandhi besides him, during a roadshow yesterday.
“Priyanka Gandhi is Punjab’s daughter-in-law, she is the bahu of Punjabis. Bhaiyas from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi cannot come here and rule. We will not allow UP bhaiyas to stray into Punjab,” Channi said.
Priyanka Gandhi was seen smiling and clapping. Supporters cheered and shouted “Bole so nihal…”
The comments were seen to be aiming at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been campaigning extensively in Punjab for his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
“It is very shameful. We strongly condemn comments aimed at any individual or any particular community,” Kejriwal said.
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