Go to Pakistan and beg, Yogi Adityanath tells opposition leaders

Do we have atom bombs to keep in the fridge, asks the UP CM

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Raising the Lok Sabha elections campaign polls rhetoric to a new derisive high, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched a fierce attack against opposition leaders who are “singing for Pakistan.”

Addressing a public meeting Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh, the UP CM said, "Those who are singing for Pakistan, ask them if they love Pakistan this much then why they are a burden on this country, go there and beg. INDI alliance leaders are threatening and saying Pakistan has atom bombs, if Pakistan has atom bombs, do we have atom bombs to keep in the fridge?"

He was referring to the recent remarks of Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar in an interview where he said it is important to respect Pakistan as it is a sovereign nation. "You can talk tough with them (Pakistan). But start the dialogue. You are walking with a gun which yielded you nothing. Tensions are escalating. And if a mad person comes there, what will happen to the country? They have an atom bomb. We also possess the atomic bomb. But if an insane person detonates a bomb at Lahore station, within eight seconds, its radioactivity will reach Amritsar,” the Congress leader said, attracting widespread criticism from the BJP.

CM Adityanath further said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has uplifted 25 crore people from poverty and has made their lives better in the last 10 years. This is more than the population of Pakistan, he observed.

On Monday during an election rally, the UP CM had dubbed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav "Ram-haters."

"Ram-haters are unhappy. They say that the Ram Mandir is useless. They used to open fire at Ram devotees. During their time, there used to be terrorist attacks on the Janmabhoomi and the cases filed against terrorists were withdrawn," he had said.

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