Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday took exception to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s ‘Ali vs Bajrangbali’ remarks.
“Yogi is hurting sentiments of billions of Muslims across the world by using great personalities like Hazrat Ali into political mudslinging,” said PDP leader and former minister Naeem Akhtar.
“A person like Yogi is filled with hatred and is not qualified to even take the name of a great personality like Hazrat Ali. BJP is bringing this in as the party has failed on all fronts and now its leaders are misusing the names of religious personalities,” the PDP leader said.
He said the UP chief minister “should not name these personalities whose followers are ready to sacrifice their lives in his honour”. “These names of religious personalities are not like ‘Vikaas’ which can be part of BJP narrative to mislead people in one election and forget in the next and bring up names like Hazrat Ali and Bajrang Bali,” said Akhtar.