Yogi Adityanath attacked the Congress during a rally in Rajasthan on Monday.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today went full throttle in his attack on the Congress accusing the party of doing “divisive politics”. On the 10th anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister said that his party has been gunning down terrorists while the Congress fed them biryani during their rule.
On November 26, 2008, 10 heavily-armed terrorists had sailed into Mumbai from Karachi and ran rampage through the city, killing 166 and wounding over 300. They spent the next 72 hours targeting the city’s landmarks, including Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Hotel, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, a Jewish community centre and carried out coordinated shooting and bombing attacks.
Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, a member of Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba, was the only gunman captured alive and hanged in 2012.
During an election rally in Rajasthan’s Makrana, Yogi Adityanath blamed the Congress for the alleged rise in terrorism in the country, and said, “Congress has done divisive politics. As a result of that, terrorism was at its peak in the country (during Congress rule). Today, you can see that the terrorists who were fed with biryani by the Congress are now being gunned down by us.”
The priest-turned-politician was referring to reports that Ajmal Kasab was allegedly provided “mutton biryani” in jail on his demand.