New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said when the provisions of Article 370, that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, were abrogated, pain was felt by Pakistan and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal.
The Uttar Pradesh chief minister also termed the Shaheen Bagh protest a "malicious attempt to disturb peace and normal life".
"When Article 370 was abrogated, pain was felt by Pakistan and Arvind Kejriwal," Adityanath said, addressing a rally in south Delhi's Badarpur.
Adityanath said in the Delhi elections, on one side there is the leadership of Narendra Modi for development and nationalism, on the other, there is the Congress and Kejriwal who "support divisive forces".
"The BJP is working with zero tolerance towards terrorism. But Kejriwal is busy with sponsoring and offering biryani in Shaheen Bagh," he said.
Earlier on Sunday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) urged the Election Commission of India (EC) to ban Adityanath from campaigning in Delhi for the upcoming Assembly elections over his remarks linking Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Pakistan.
"We call upon EC to impose a ban on Yogi Adityanath's election campaign till the election is over, and register an FIR against him," AAP wrote in its letter.
"As you are aware, Yogi Adityanath, one of the star campaigners of BJP on February 1 acted in gross violation of the MCC by making wholly objectionable statements with the sole intent of spreading religious hatred. Yogi made public utterances in media in connection with the ongoing general election to the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory by associating Arvind Kejriwal with Pakistan's leaders' statements," AAP added.
The letter further said BJP has "indiscriminately indulged in repeated violations of MCC" through hate speeches.
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