scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Tuesday, August 09, 2022

‘If Modi becomes PM… aag lag jayegi’

Yadav largely trained his guns on Modi and said the possibility that he would become the PM was a threat to the country.

Mahuchopra/ Mewat |
Updated: March 14, 2014 9:51:25 pm

In the middle of his campaign through rural Haryana, AAP leader and candidate from the Gurgaon Lok Sabha seat Yogendra Yadav addressed a number of “nukkad sabhas” Thursday, where he said that if Narendra Modi were to become the Prime Minister, questions relating to India’s Partition would be asked again.

AAP issues rejoinder, The Indian Express clarifies

Yadav said people would have to decide if they wanted to walk on the path of “Modi” or of Gandhi, who had envisioned a secular India, where “no one community would be a thekedaar”.

With his campaign trail taking him through the Mewat region, where Meo Muslims are a significant vote share, Yadav largely trained his guns on Modi and said the possibility that he would become the PM was a threat to the country. “It is not a danger just to Muslims or to Hindus, but to all of Hindustan.

Subscriber Only Stories
Nitish-BJP break-up in Bihar: Why Modi’s BJP is right to be nervous...Premium
UPSC Key-August 9, 2022: Why you should read ‘Eggs and faith’ or ‘Transge...Premium
Streetwise Kolkata – Beckbagan: Named after an emissary from Awadh ...Premium
As PM Modi again refers to Rajya Sabha ‘hurdle’, some House truthsPremium

This is a man, who despite being Gujarat’s chief minister, has never apologised for the riots in 2002 and instead rubbed salt on the wounds. If he becomes the PM, questions of partition will come up again,” he said.

“In 1947, it was decided that Pakistan would be a one religion country, while India would embrace everyone — Hindu, Muslim, Tamil, Bengali. In fact, when there were so many fleeing, Gandhi came to Ghaseda village in Mewat, folded his hands and asked people not to leave and 70,000 people returned home. That principle is now in danger.

If he becomes Prime Minister, one community could become thekedaar, aag lag jayegi. We have seen Sri Lanka burn before, and India could too. We have to decide if we want to walk on Gandhi’s path or Modi’s path,” he said, atop a jeep at Mahuchopra village.

Yadav also said there was only one party that could stand in Modi’s way, with only Kejriwal taking a stand against him. Addressing small gatherings of around 50 people at various places, he said, “The Congress has left the maidan a long time ago, unable to stop Modi. The INLD has already stated at the Rewari rally that Modi held, that they want to help him to the throne in Delhi.

Advertisement

The only danger in this constituency is from Mewat and they will try and divide the vote. It is upto you to to stand together.”

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 14-03-2014 at 01:51:43 am
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.

Featured Stories

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement