Union Minister Anurag Thakur says watch the people’s mood on “Goli Maaro” slogan

Anurag Thakur

New Delhi, Jan 28: BJP leader and Union Minister Anurag Thakur was caught urging a crowd at an election rally in Delhi to chant “goli maaro” (or shoot down traitors) and is now justifying his act saying “First you should watch the entire video… Then you should see the mood of the people of Delhi”.

The video is being examined by the Election Commission as model code of conduct is in place but when every BJP leader including Union ministers, Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi uses this language for the people of the country what one can imagine about their so called “Nationalism”.

BJP leaders in 2014 begged for votes by promising and selling dreams and now after 5 years and having got another huge mandate now they are literally using the language of shooting down people.

If they are urging the crowd to chant “shoot down traitors’ then what the BJP leaders they must be discussing during their meetings.

It’s a wake up call for the people of India who uses the public as a “fodder to grab power” must be wisely taken care off with the help of votes and with the mighty use of pen.

When asked who he believed were the “traitors” who need to be shot down, a defiant Thakur told reporters, “First you should watch the entire video… Then you should see the mood of the people of Delhi.”

This is not the one example. There are innumerable instances where the BJP leaders including the top leadership were seen indulging in abusing the people of India and the Opposition leaders who were elected by the people.

BJP leader Kapil Mishra, a candidate for the Delhi election, was also heard chanting the same slogan during a march in support of the controversial law.

Mishra was banned from campaigning for 48 hours over the weekend for tweets Delhi Police said were “creating enmity among classes”. He had compared the election to an “India vs Pakistan” clash and described protests like the one at Shaheen Bagh against the citizenship law as “mini-Pakistans” emerging across the capital.

The “Goli Maaro…” slogan was also heard during the attack on students and staff at Delhi’s prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) earlier this month, in which 34 were injured.

Anurag was campaigning for the BJP candidate in Rithala in North West Delhi for the February 8 Delhi election, can be seen prompting “desh ke gaddaron ko…”, to which the crowd responds “…goli maaro sa***n ko”; the entire chant translates to “shoot down the traitors who betray the country”. The video was taken at a rally on Monday.

Thakur claps his hands as he gets the response he wants.

Several BJP leaders were present at the time. The BJP candidate from Rithala, Manish Chaudhary, was also on stage when the slogan was being chanted. Later, Home Minister Amit Shah arrived and addressed the same rally.

Such poisonous leaders are in the BJP that one must realize the future of the country as Union home minister Amit Shah told the Lok Sabha on August 7, 2019 during the Article 370 abrogation that he can’t put a gun to Farooq Abdullah’s “kanpatti” (temple) and bring him out of his house, after several members expressed concern over the absence of the Jammu and Kashmir leader.

DMK MPs T.R. Baalu and Dayanidhi Maran raised the matter first. Baalu said: “I do not know where or how my colleague Dr Farooq Abdullah is. I do not know whether he is under house arrest or arrested.

BJP MInisters are caught many times lying on camera as well and some ministers intimidate the reporters when they ask questions to them.

Thakur, as junior minister of finance, is part of the team involved in the Union Budget to be announced on Saturday amid a sharp slowdown and worrying growth.

“Disappointing to see a young leader like Anurag Thakur provoking to make such poisonous slogans during electioneering. This seems to be the modus operandi of the entire party,” tweeted Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

“When he is done shooting the ‘traitors’, hope the junior Finance Minister of the country will shoot the reasons for the economic slump through the budget,” posted Priyanka Chaturvedi of Shiv Sena.

Apparently targeting the minorities, PM Narendra Modi said that he can identify anti-CAA protesters from the clothes. Home minister Amit Shah referred to Delhi protesters as tukde tukde gang who must be taught a lesson by the people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused urban naxals in a speech in Delhi. Minister Giriraj Singh has often exhorted dissenters to ‘go to Pakistan’.

Go to Pakistan,” a senior UP police officer was recently heard telling anti Citizenship (Amendment) Act protesters in Meerut.

Under Modi’s rule in Gujarat , Modi should adopt No, protesters in a democracy are not urban naxals, or tukde tukde gang nor should they be told to go to Pakistan.

IT reminds of the religious riots in 2002 when more than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed. The violence was sparked by a train fire in the town of Godhra in which 60 Hindu pilgrims died.

But in the present scenario, the polarization is being done with the help of law and amending the Constitution, thus shattering the very soul and spirit of the democratic India.

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