SP leader calls Modi, Shah terrorists; frustrated, retorts BJP

Monday, Feb 20, 2017,17:59 IST By anju A A A

Lucknow | A Samajwadi Party minister leader today stoked a controversy by calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah “terrorists” which invited sharp reaction from the Centre’s ruling party which said use of such “intemperate language” shows SP’s “frustration”.

“Both of them want to create an environment of fear in the state for votes. They (Modi and Shah) are terrorists. They are creating terror in our democracy,” Rajendra Chaudhary told reporters here.

He said “BJP has nothing” to say about its work and therefore its leaders are making “wild allegations”.

“The BJP knows it is losing the UP polls and it will perform worse than even in Bihar,” said Chowdhury, who is also a minister in the Akhilesh Yadav Cabinet.

The Prime Minister and the BJP national president have been attacking the ruling Samajwadi Party in their campaign rallies.

Modi had yesterday suggested that SP government was discriminating among people on the basis of religion and caste.

The SP leader today said Shah “used to terrorise voters” from the dais and many times its own workers “get afraid of him due to his behaviour”.

BJP has reacted sharply to the “intemperate language” of the leader.

“It is their (SP’s) frustration and people of UP will punish them for such intemperate language against the PM,” said BJP vice president and party’s UP in-charge Om Mathur.

He said the SP is losing the elections badly and that is the reason for use of such language in utter frustration.