Anurag raises controversial slogan at rally

Anurag raises controversial slogan at rally

Anurag Thakur addressing the rally in support of BJP candidate from Rithala Manish Chaudhary.

New Delhi, January 27

Triggering a row, BJP leader and Union minister Anurag Thakur on Monday egged on participants of an election rally to raise an incendiary slogan that “traitors should be shot”, after he lashed out at anti-CAA protesters.

At the rally, Thakur, who is the Minister of State for Finance, shouted “desh ke gaddaron ko” to which the crowd responded “goli maro sa*** ko (shoot down the traitors)”.

Addressing the meeting in support of BJP candidate from Rithala Manish Chaudhary, Thakur raised the pitch of nationalism as he linked opposition parties with anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh and with alleged anti-India slogans, and then asked the crowd to raise the controversial slogan.

Hitting out at the BJP, Kirti Azad, who is the head of the Delhi Congress campaign committee, said its leaders were the “real traitors as they are working to destroy peace and amity”. The controversial slogan has been raised by some junior BJP leaders recently, including Kapil Mishra. The Delhi CEO Office has sought a report from the North West district's election officer in this regard. — PTI 

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