Indian Army ‘Modi ji ki sena’: UP CM Yogi
Ghaziabad: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday termed the Indian Army as ‘Modi ji ki sena.’
“Congress people used to serve terrorists biryani and Modi-ji’s Sena gives them only golis and golas (bullets and bombs). That’s the difference,” said Yogi, as per media reports, during an election campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the city today.
“Congress people use ‘Ji’ for terrorists like Masood Azhar but under the leadership of PM Modi, the BJP government is breaking the backs of terrorists by striking their camps,” he added.
However, the UP CM’s remarks did not go down well with the Opposition leaders who said the Army belonged to the country and not the “prachaar mantri” (information minister).
Taking to Twitter, Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said, “Ab Indian Army ka naamkaran karke Modi ki Sena rakh diya CM Adityanath ne (CM Yogi has renamed the Indian Army as Modi’s Army). This is an insult to our armed forces. They are India’s Armed Forces not the private army of Prachaar Mantri. Adityanath must apologise.”
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also joined the chorus and termed the remark as “shocking” “It is shocking to hear the UP CM saying that the Indian Army is the ‘Modi Sena’. Such blatant personalisation and usurping of our beloved Indian Army is an insult and a humiliation,” she said.