War of words between Rahul, Yogi

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has hit back at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his tweet criticising the recent attack on an elderly Muslim man in Ghaziabad.

“You should be ashamed that even after telling the truth by police you are spreading poison in society. In the greed of power, (you) are shaming humanity. Stop humiliating and defaming the people of Uttar Pradesh,” the Chief Minister said.

The Ghaziabad police have ruled out any communal angle in the incident, saying Sufi Abdul Samad was attacked by six men – Hindus and Muslims – who were unhappy over the amulets he had sold to them.

Tagging Rahul’s tweet on the incident, Adityanath said, “The first lesson of Lord Ram is –’speak the truth’ which you have never done in your life.”

Posting a news report on the attack on the social media platform, Rahul had commented, “I am not ready to believe that true devotees of Shri Ram can do this. Such cruelty is far from humanity and is shameful for both society and religion.”


NT Bureau