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'Goli Maro...': Union Minister Anurag Thakur raises controversial slogan at Delhi poll rally

The controversial slogan has been raised by some junior BJP leaders of late, including Kapil Mishra.

Published: 27th January 2020 08:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th January 2020 09:56 PM   |  A+A-

MoS Finance President Anurag Thakur

MoS Finance Anurag Thakur (File photo| PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Triggering a row, BJP leader and Union minister Anurag Thakur on Monday egged on participants of an election rally to raise an incendiary slogan that "traitors should be shot", after he lashed out at anti-CAA protestors.

At the rally, Singh, the minister of state for finance, shouted "desh ke gaddaron ko" to which the crowd responded "goli maro sa*** ko" (shoot down the traitors).

Addressing the meeting in support of BJP candidate from Rithala, Manish Chaudhary, Singh raised the pitch of nationalism as he linked opposition parties with anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh and with alleged anti-India slogans, and then asked the crowd to raise the controversial slogan.

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Hitting out at the BJP, Kirti Azad, who is the head of the Delhi Congress campaign committee, its leaders are the "real traitors" as they are working to "destroy" peace and amity.

The controversial slogan has been raised by some junior BJP leaders of late, including Kapil Mishra, but this is the first time a party functionary of the level of a Union minister has participated in it.

Singh is also heard telling the crowd to raising the slogan in such a high voice that Giriraj Singh, a firebrand Hindutva leader and a Union minister, can hear it.

The BJP's Rithala candidate is seen as a protegee of Giriraj Singh.

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  • l.s mohandoss

    Is police will regsiter a case against him?if we oppose their policy we are traitors are we living in a democratic country or in dictatorship?
    6 months ago reply
  • Krishnamoorthy

    What is wrong??????
    6 months ago reply
    • Santhosh Min B

      Those who profess Hindu rashtra are the real gaddar! The RSS should be banned and their leaders put behind bars!!
      6 months ago reply
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