NEW DELHI – Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his remarks refering Abba Jan in a hateful manner.
On Tuesday, the Congress leader tweeted: “Jo nafrat kare, woh yogi kaisa! (What kind of a Yogi propagates hate)”
The comment was in reference to Yogi Adityanath’s widely criticised “Abba Jaan” dig.
जो नफ़रत करे,
वह योगी कैसा!
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 14, 2021
Yogi Adityanath has been criticised for his crude swipe at the Samajwadi Party, which lost power to the BJP in 2017.
The Chief Minister had said at a public meeting on Sunday that only “people who say abba jaan (Urdu for father)” were allowed to consume state-subsidised food before 2017 when the Samajwadi was in charge.
“Because then, people who say ‘abba jaan‘ used to digest the rations. The rations of Kushinagar used to go to Nepal and Bangladesh. Today, if anybody tries to consume the rations meant for poor people, he will land in jail,” he had said.
Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, who was the target of Yogi Adityanath’s comment, said the Chief Minister’s “language has changed” because he realises his government is on its way out.