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Those raising slogans against Modi, Yogi 'will be buried alive': BJP leader

The BJP distanced itself from Raghuraj Singh's remarks

By PTI in Aligarh
  • Published 13.01.20, 3:53 PM
  • Updated 13.01.20, 3:53 PM
  • a min read
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Greater Noida on March 9, 2019 PTI file photo

In a shocking statement, BJP leader Raghuraj Singh has said people raising slogans against Prime Minster Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath "will be buried alive".

Singh made the shocking threat on Sunday while addressing a rally in Aligarh to create awareness about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Warning "these handful of people -- one per cent criminal and corrupt people against saying murdabad to Prime Minister Modi and chief minster Adityanath," he said, "I will bury you alive."

"Yogi and Modi are not the ones who will get perturbed. Yogi-Modi will run the country and run it like this only," Singh said.

"Those taking money from Dawood Ibrahim and troubling our officers, and Muslims will be beaten up badly," he said.

Singh, who hails from Aligarh, was apparently referring to protests held by students of Aligarh Muslim University against the CAA recently.

The BJP immediately distanced itself from Singh's controversial remarks, with party spokesperson Chandramohan saying "Raghuraj Singh is neither a minister nor an MLA."

Labour welfare council chairman Sunil Bharala said Raghuraj Singh is an adviser in a unit of Labour Department.