Ballia (UP), October 25
In a controversial remark, Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had decided when the country would be at war with Pakistan and China.
His remarks on Friday came amid tension at the Line of Actual Control between India and China, where the two countries have massed troops. The BJP leader linked his claim to the beginning of the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya following a Supreme Court judgment and the abrogation of Article 370.
“Just like the decisions on the Ram temple and Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided when there would be a war with Pakistan and China,” he is heard saying in a video clip on social media.
He was speaking at an event at the residence of BJP MLA Sanjay Yadav, who released the video. In his address, Singh compared Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party workers to “terrorists”.
When asked about the remarks, local MP Ravindra Kushwaha claimed the UP BJP president said so to boost the morale of party workers. — PTI
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