Infamous for making controversial statements, Yogi Adityanath’s recent statement over the CAA act, however, didn’t sit well with his ally Nitish Kumar who slammed him for the same.
Nitish Kumar and Yogi Adityanath recently came face-to-face after the former criticised the latter over a recent vow of “throwing intruders out”. Nitish remarking it as “faltu baat” (non-sense) said that, “no one has the power to throw anyone out.”
“Some people are spreading propaganda. Who will get whom out of the country? No one has the power to throw anyone out as everyone belongs to India. We’ve always created an environment of harmony and tried to unite everyone,” Kumar at a public rally in, Muslim-dominated, Kishanganj on Wednesday.
Though Nitish Kumar didn’t name anyone in his address, but he was surely criticising Mr Adityanath and promised the people of Bihar to “work for harmony, unity and brotherhood so there can be progress”. “And these people only want to create divides; they have no other work,” he said.
Addressing the rally, he goes on to add “Agar koi ghuspathiya Bharat ki seema mein ghusne ka kutsit prayas kar raha hai use bharat ki seema se bahar karne ka prayas karenge…”
To note, BJP’s ally JDU, since forever, has criticised the Centre’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and had also said that National Register of Citizen (NRC), if introduced, would not be implemented in the state.
During the time when CAA was in news and some argued that NRC would follow CAA to throw illegal migrants out of the country, a reporter had asked Mr Nitish about his thought on NRC. Back then he had said, “Kaahe ka NRC? Bilkul laagu nahin hoga”
The new citizenship law, which seeks to make religion the test for granting citizenship, has been dubbed as “discriminatory” by critics who feel it is against the Muslim community.