A Samajwadi Party minister stoked a controversy on Monday, by calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP party president Amit Shah "terrorists", inviting sharp reaction from the ruling party, which said use of such "intemperate language" shows SP's "frustration".
"Both of them want to create an environment of fear in the state for votes. They (Modi and Shah) are terrorists. They are
creating terror in our democracy," said Rajendra Chaudhary.
He said BJP has "nothing to say" about its work and therefore its leaders are making "wild allegations". "The BJP knows it is losing the UP polls and it will perform worse than it did in Bihar," said Chowdhury, who is also a minister in the Akhilesh Yadav Cabinet.
The prime minister and the BJP national president have been attacking the ruling Samajwadi Party in their campaign rallies.
Modi had suggested on Sunday that the Uttar Pradesh government was discriminating among people on the basis of religion and caste.
The SP leader said Shah used to "terrorise voters" from the dais and many times its own workers "got afraid of him due to his behaviour".
BJP has reacted sharply to this, calling it "intemperate language". "It is their (SP's) frustration and people of UP will punish them for such intemperate language against the PM," said BJP vice-president and party's UP in-charge Om Mathur. He said the SP is losing the elections badly and that is the reason for use of such language in utter frustration.
Updated Date: Feb 20, 2017 18:37 PM