Ahmedabad, April 17: A day after making controversial comments by appealing Muslims 'to vote unitedly' and defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday attacked PM Modi again over the latter's 'failed' scheme of Jan Dhan Yojana and stated that BJP is making people do Yoga by keeping their plates empty.
Addressing an electoral rally in Ahmedabad, Sidhu took a jibe at BJP-led central government's nationalism and said, "Arrey Narendra Modi yeh rashtrabhakti hai tumhari ki pet khali hai aur yoga karaya ja raha hai, Baba Ramdev hi bana do sabko. Pet khali hai yoga karaya ja raha hai aur jeb khali hai khaata khulvaya ja raha hai. ( Narendra Modi is this your patriotism that people are hungry and you are making them yoga? Make everyone Baba Ramdev. Stomachs are hungry while people are forced to do yoga and pockets are empty while bank accounts are being opened)." Navjot Singh Sidhu Advised 5-Day Rest After Exhaustive Poll Campaign; ‘Vocal Chords Injured, Was On Verge of Losing Voice’
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#WATCH Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in Ahmedabad, Gujarat: Arrey Narendra Modi yeh rashtrabhakti hai tumhari ki pet khali hai aur yoga karaya ja raha hai, Baba Ramdev hi bana do sabko. Pet khali hai yoga karaya ja raha hai aur jeb khali hai khaata khulvaya ja raha hai. pic.twitter.com/RoIdbamkwN
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Earlier in Katihar in Bihar, he had said, "Main aapko chetavni dene aaya hoon Muslim behnon aur bhaiyon. Ye baant rahe hain aapko… Muslim bhaiyon ye yahan pe (Asaduddin) Owaisi saheb jaise logon ko lake, ek nayi party saath me khadi karke aap logon ke voton ko baantkar jitna chahte hai. Tum log agar ikatthe hue, chousath pratishat aabadi hai aapki, minority majority mein hai yahan pe. Tum ikatthe hue aur ekjut hokar vote daala to sab ulat jayega, Modi sulat jayega… Chhakka lag jayega (I have come here to warn you, my Muslim sisters and brothers. These people are dividing you. By bringing in people like Owaisi and by raising a new party (AIMIM), they want to win by dividing your votes. If you people unite, you are 64 per cent of the population here. The minority is the majority here. If you gather and vote unitedly, everything would flip and Modi would be fixed. It will be a sixer).”
Soon after the comment, District authorities in Katihar lodged an FIR against Sidhu for his remarks. A BJP delegation, including Union ministers J P Nadda, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and V K Singh, also asked the EC to take action Sidhu, alleging that he tried to “spread hatred” with his speech in Katihar.