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“Country belongs to all”: JD(U) on Yogi Adityanath’s “Abba Jaan” remark

Yogi Adityanath had alleged that before 2017 people did not get ration as they get now. (file)

New Delhi:

Together “abba jaanAfter Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s remarks sparked controversy, JD(U) president Lalan Singh said on Tuesday that political parties should maintain “restraint” in their remarks, asserting that the country belongs to all, Be it Hindu, Muslim, Christian or any other community.

Singh, a confidant of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, said, “Words like ‘unity in diversity’ are used for our country. The country belongs to all. I should not make any statement that will harm the country.” His reaction to the BJP leader’s comments.

In this context, he also took a dig at JMM leader and Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren for his allegedly targeted remarks on Bhojpuri and Magahi speaking people of the state. He said that everyone has the right to settle in whatever part of the country they want.

Addressing an event in Kushinagar on Sunday, Mr Adityanath had alleged that people did not get ration before 2017 like they get now.

“Because then, what people say”abba jaanThe Chief Minister said, “The ration used to be digested. The ration from Kushinagar used to go to Nepal and Bangladesh. Today if anyone tries to swallow the ration for poor people, he will be put in jail.”

abba janiThere is an Urdu word for father.

The JD(U) president, Lok Sabha MP from Munger, in his press conference also did not heed the decision of sending its senior leader KC Tyagi of BJP’s largest ally to a rally to be held in Jind on September 25. Seen by INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala, as part of an effort to create a non-BJP, non-Congress front.

“We are strongly part of the NDA (BJP-led alliance),” he said and dismissed talks about a Third Front, saying his party would participate in the rally as it was the death anniversary of Devi Lal. being organized on the occasion of Leader of the Third Front of his era.

Mr. Singh also referred to Mr. Kumar’s old relationship with Mr. Chautala.

Mr Chautala had invited the Chief Minister of Bihar, who has expressed his inability to attend.

The JD(U) leader named former MLAs Khiru Mahto and Gulab Mahto as the party’s president and vice-president, respectively, for his Jharkhand unit.

Mr Singh said JD(U) used to be a strong party in the state and added that the appointments are part of its effort to strengthen the regional party in different parts of India.

He said the party would also strongly contest the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Manipur. She said she would love to be a part of the BJP-led alliance and fight on her own if there is no alliance.

JD(U) sources said the party is likely to hold its national executive meeting in Uttar Pradesh in November and a meeting of its office bearers in Manipur as it is working to strengthen its organizational machinery in both the states.

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