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UP CM in K’taka calls voters to reject Congress’ jihadist mindset


Sirsi (Karnataka): Hitting the campaign trail in poll-bound Karnataka to mobilise support for the BJP, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asked the people to reject what he called the “divisive” politics and “jihadi mindset” of the Congress. At a rally in Sirsi, he accused his Karnataka counterpart Siddaramaiah of playing the “most corrupt innings” that divides the society.

“I have come here to call upon you to outrightly reject the divisive politics of the Congress, the jihadi mindset of the Congress, its policies of supporting terrorism and corruption,” Adityanath said.


Targeting Siddaramaiah, he claimed that “jihadis” killing 23 BJP workers in the state in the last five years was a “proof” of the Congress party’s alleged divisive politics. “Today the Congress government in Karnataka and its chief minister, who is playing the most corrupt innings, are making the worst effort to divide the society. Their divisive politics supports terrorism,” he said.

Adityanath said he had come to put a brake on the “divisive” policies of the Congress in the state.

Seeking to draw a comparison between Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, Adityanath said no jihadi element can raise his ugly head in his state.

“This government does not seem to be standing in favour of farmers, traders, citizens and BJP workers and does not seem to be doing justice to them. The government is encouraging anarchy,” the UP chief minister said.

He also took a dig at Siddaramaiah over farmers’ suicides and said their interests of had been ignored due to the “indifferent” attitude of his government. “