After Yogi Adityanath, Another BJP Leader's "Modi Army" Moment
NDTV Published on Apr 4, 2019
Yogi Adityanath's controversial description of the armed forces as "Modi-ji ki Sena" was picked up today by Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. The phrase had triggered criticism both from the defence personnel and the opposition and yesterday, the Election Commission sought an explanation from Yogi Adityanath. Speaking at Rampur in western Uttar Pradesh this afternoon, Mr Naqvi accused the opposition of questioning the air strikes on a Jaish-e Mohammad camp in Pakistan's Balakot, which took place days after the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama. "Our missiles, our security forces destroyed the whole area. This was not a normal event. But the problem is, the Congress, the SP, the BSP, everyone started shouting - 'prove that Modi-ji, Modi's army had gone door to door and killed the terrorists'," Mr Naqvi said at a rally held after Jaya Prada, a new entrant to the BJP, filed her nomination from Rampur.