The Uttar Pradesh chief minister made the comment at an election rally.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has sparked off controversy after he referred to the Army as “Modi’s Army”. He made the comments while on the campaign trail in Greater Noida and Ghaziabad on March 31. The 46-year-old also lashed out at the Congress and alleged that the party had a soft approach towards terrorism and terrorists. Adityanath’s statement has triggered a political firestorm with many leaders from the Opposition criticizing him for it. The Uttar Pradesh chief electoral officer has sought a report from the Ghaziabad district magistrate regarding the remark.
To understand why the statement is problematic, Asiaville spoke to Uday Bhaskar, a retired commodore of the Indian Navy and currently the director of the Society for Policy Studies.