Only those saying ‘Abba Jaan’ got ration before, says Yogi Adityanath; Omar Abdullah hits back

A day after UP CM sparked controversy by taking 'Abba Jaan' jibe at his predecessors, Omar Abdullah hits back at UP CM, accusing him and his party of peddling anti-Muslim agenda to win elections

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A day after Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath sparked the controversy by taking 'Abba Jaan' jibe at his predecessors, former J&K CM Omar Abdullah hits back at the UP CM, accusing him and his party BJP of peddling anti-Muslim agenda to win elections in the state.

Addressing a meeting ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, BJP’s Yogi Adityanath alleged on Sunday that before 2017, only those saying ‘Abba Jaan’ were getting ration. He claimed that the “appeasement politics” had ended during his tenure in the state.

Soon after a video of Yogi Adityanath’s speech was put on social media, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hit back at him for spreading “blatant communalism & hatred" towards Muslims.

Omar Abdullah said, “I’ve always maintained the BJP has no intention of fighting any election with an agenda other than blatant communalism & hatred with all the venom directed towards Muslims."


He added, “Here is a CM seeking re-election claiming that Muslims ate up all the rations meant for Hindus.”

Meanwhile, the Congress will be contesting the crucial 2022 UP assembly elections under the leadership of the party’s general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, former union minister Salman Khurshid announced on September 12. He also asserted that Congress will go solo and won’t form an alliance with any party.

“We will be fighting the upcoming Assembly elections under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. She is working hard to ensure that we win,” Salman Khurshid told media persons.

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