Kushinagar: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday accused the Congress party of failing to get Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar declared as “global terrorist” while in power.
“Congress could not get Masood Azhar declared as global terrorists. Modiji was able to get him declared as a global terrorist and the process to seize all his properties across the world has been initiated,” Adityanath said while addressing an election rally here.
The UP Chief Minister further claimed that Masood Azhar’s countdown has begun.
“You will see, Masood Azhar will be killed like a dog just like Osama Bin Laden,” the Chief Minister said.
Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “tackling terrorism”, Yogi said, “Every terrorist in the world knows that if they do something detrimental to the security of India, then Modiji will find him even from beneath the surface of the earth. If you (terrorists) hide in Pakistan, we will kill you inside Pakistan. This is the capability of New India.”
He also accused the rival parties of being soft on terrorism.
“During the rule of Congress, BSP and SP, terror attacks happened on Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya, on Sankamochan Temple in Kashi, on courts in Lucknow. Blasts were carried out in Gorakhpur but the Congress government remained silent,” said Yogi Adityanath.
“You can understand their attitude towards the country by this (silence on terror attacks). When elections are around the corner, they try the divide the people in the name of caste,” he said.
13 seats of the state will go to polls in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 19. The counting of votes will be done on May 23.