‘Muslims Did No Favor by Staying Back in India’: CM Adityanath On Partition

Yogi Adityanath is the CM of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state and home to nearly a quarter of India’s 200 million Muslims.

Uttar Pradesh CM Ajay Singh Bisht also known as Yogi Adityanath is one of the key campaigners for the BJP in the upcoming Delhi assembly polls has in an interview to BBC Hindi made strong statements with regards to anti-CAA and NRC protesters in Delhi.

When the interviewer said that Muslims participating in the anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh belong to the families which decided not to go to Pakistan which was carved out on a religious basis during partition.

Yogi Adityanath in reply reportedly said, “Inhone koi upkar nahin kiya. Inhone Bharat par koi upkar nahin kiya tha (They did no favour to India)“.

“They should have opposed partition, which led to the formation of Pakistan,” he added. He further said that one needs to vehemently oppose those who are anti-India.

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Ever since Yogi Adityanath began campaigning in Delhi, he has been making strong statements, including accusing the Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government of supporting the Shaheen Bagh protesters and feeding them Biryani.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who is one of the star campaigners for the BJP in the upcoming Delhi assembly polls. He is also a top leader in the governing Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

His government has recently been accused of using excessive force against protesters, especially Muslims, opposing a contentious new citizenship law. But UP’s CM has denied these strong allegations, even though they have been backed by compelling evidence.

Adityanath’s statements come amid intense protest in the country against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, and ahead of the critical Delhi polls due for February 8.

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