Agra, December 6: A bounty has been announced on senior Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu by the Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV), a right-wing outfit founded 15 years ago by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Charging Sidhu of "insulting" Adityanath, the group has offered Rs 1 crore reward to anyone who brings the severed head of the Punjab cabinet minister before them.
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The Vahini staged a demonstration against Sidhu on Wednesday, along with the cadres of Vishwa Hindu Mahasangh. They accused him of "insulting" Yogi during pol rally in Rajasthan.
While addressing a public meeting in Ramganj Mandi of the frontier state, Sidhu had referred to Yogi as a "bhogi" -- one who indulges in worldly pleasures. "Not only the chowkidar (guard), his dog is also a thief... And the Yogi is the biggest bhogi," Sidhu had said.
Apart from insulting Yogi, the Vahini has also charged Sidhu of disrespecting the nation, by showering heaps of praises on Pakistan, "at a time our soldiers are being killed on the borders".
Referring to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's claim that Sidhu will also win an election on their side of the border, the HYV leader said he should shift to Pakistan at the earliest. "Either Sidhu should go to Pakistan, or we will not let him live in India," Singh told reporters.