NEW DELHI – A clip of Union minister Anurag Thakur surfaced on the social media in which he can seen instigating people to shoot traitor by exhorting them to chant slogan “Desh ke gaddaron ko, Goli maro saalon ko” (Traitors to the nation should be shot).
The video, reportedly taken at a rally in the National Capital, purportedly shows Thakur, the Minister of State for Finance, exhorting the crowd to chant ‘shoot the traitors’, a slogan that has frequently been used to denigrate anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters and which was also reportedly heard during the 5 January attack on teachers and students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in New Delhi.
Shocking: It was a local BJP leader from Delhi back then, its now a front line BJP leader and MoS Finance, Anurag Thakur who is leading the crowd to chant “Desh ke gaddaron ko, Goli maro salon ko”.
Such is the level of politics, ladies and gentlemen! pic.twitter.com/rXZ8M8m6lz
— Prashant Kumar (@scribe_prashant) January 27, 2020
A poll officer, speaking to NDTV, said the video will be examined and that action, if necessary, will be taken.