The Congress on Friday severely criticised Yogi Adityanath over his Hindu Yuva Vahini’s alleged announcement of Rs 1 crore bounty on Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s head, alleging that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister was behaving like ‘Aurangzeb’, and asked whether a ‘Talibani system’ will prevail in the country.
Responding to a question in the press briefing, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “Is democracy left in this country, or he has now become the biggest Aurangzeb. Modi-ji behaves like Muhammad bin Tughlaq and Adityanath-ji behaves like Aurangzeb.”
So, will there be rule of law in this country, will the Constitution govern the country, or will there be open hooliganism, which we saw in Uttar Pradesh?” Surjewala asked.
Lambasting BJP over the Bulandshahr mob violence, Surjewala noted that police officer Subodh Kumar Singh was shot in the head and BJP leaders have been named among the accused, but they are not bothered.
“Now, reward is kept for cutting off people’s head. The question is that will this Talibani system run in the country, which BJP wants to implement, or democracy,” he asked. “Why was Adityanath ji enjoying ‘kabaddi’ matches as Subodh Kumar Singh was being shot dead. Why was he on a ‘chunavi bhraman’ from one state to the other,” Surjewala asked further.
Surjewala also criticised the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister of summoning the police officer’s family to meet him instead of going to their house. “In certain parts of our country, the family members do not leave the house till the final conclusion of the rituals which are considered pious in our religion… Aditynath ji should have known that, he violated that also and summoned the family like Aurangzeb to his residence,” he concluded.
It is to be noted that the Hindu Yuva Vahini, an outfit founded by Yogi Adityanath, reportedly announced a reward of Rs 1 crore to anyone who beheads Sidhu.