A VIDEO has surfaced purportedly featuring BJP Uttar Pradesh president Swatantra Dev Singh telling a gathering in Ballia two days back that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set the time for war with Pakistan and China.
Singh is seen telling party workers in the video, “Yeh Modiji ne tay… Sab tithi tay hai, mirtron. Kab kya hona hai, sab tay hai… 370 dhara kab samapta hoga, Ram Mandir ka nirman kab hoga, Pakistan se yuddh kab hoga, China se yuddh kab hoga (It has been decided by Modiji… The date is set for everything, what will happen when, everything is decided… When will Article 370 be abrogated, when will Ram temple be built, when there will be a war with Pakistan, when there will be a war with China).”
As a controversy erupted on Sunday, Singh told The Indian Express: “I just addressed the workers and I did not say anything on the lines as is reportedly being circulated. I would have to look into the context first.”
Singh was in Ballia for the bhoomi pujan ceremony of a Krishna temple under the Sikandarpur Assembly constituency represented by BJP MLA Sanjay Yadav.
Campaigning is currently on for by-elections to seven Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, and Singh has been travelling to different constituencies in the state as part of that.
In the video, Singh goes on to say that the BSP, SP and Congress have failed to meet the expectations of the people. He asks people to weigh Prime Minister Narendra Modi against others and decide who was going to give a better future to their children.
He said the BJP was working on the path shown by Lord Krishna and Ram, adding that Lord Krishna had not spared even his family and his caste, and that in case a wrong is committed, one has to rise above family and caste for the sake of the country.
He also said that the BJP would not allow any insult of the country or the poor.
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