New Delhi, Apr 2 : Two days after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s comment, “Modi ji ki sena”, raked up a controversy for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct, the Election Commission on Tuesday said that they are examining the matter.
Uttar Pradesh CEO has asked for a factual report from Ghaziabad District Magistrate and the matter is under consideration now, the Commission sources said.
On Sunday, Mr Adityanath had said at a rally in Gaziabad that while Congress government served terrorists biriyani, ‘Modi ji ki sena’ gave them golis and golas (bullets and bombs).
The UP Chief Minister’s remarks elicited an immediate response from the opposition parties, who pointed out that the poll body has directed all political parties to restrain from using Indian Army for political campaigning.
In a series of tweets, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that it was shocking to hear the UP Chief Minister saying that the Indian Army is the Modi sena.
“Such blatant personalisation and usurping of our beloved Indian Army is an insult and a humiliation”, she said and added “we are proud of our Army. They belong to all. They are a great asset of our nation, and not a cassette of the BJP. People of this country must stand up and reject this statement.”
Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi slammed the UP Chief Minister, saying the comment was an insult to the country’s armed forces and added that they are India’s armed forces not the private army of ‘Prachar Mantri’.
“Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath must appologise”, she said.
After a growing demand to take action against Mr Adityanath, the Commission had sought a report from the Magistrate. (UNI)