IUML complaint to EC against Adityanath’s “virus” remark

New Delhi: A delegation of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on Saturday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over his remark on the party. “We came today to Election Commission of India to lodge a complaint with regards to the tweets and statements made by Yogi Adityanath, leaders from the BJP and its allies including Delhi MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa and the troll army of the BJP. They are calling us virus, terrorist and calling our flag a Pakistani flag. Such statements are maligning us,” IUML national secretary Khurram Omer said.

“We have requested the EC to register an FIR against such people and complaint to the social media channels to stop their statements. EC has responded that they will take appropriate action,” Omer added.  The IUML complained against Adityanath’s tweet in which he called the political party a “virus” and Congress “infected” with it.The UP Chief Minister tweeted, “Muslim League is a virus. If somebody is infected with the virus he cannot be saved and today the principal Opposition party Congress is infected with it. Just think if they win then what will happen? The virus will spread across the nation.”

In a subsequent tweet, Adityanath said: “In the 1857 war of independence, the whole nation stood with Mangal Pandey and fought the British, then this Muslim League virus came and spread in such a manner that the nation was partitioned. Again the same fear is hovering, the green flags are again waving. The Congress is infested with Muslim League virus. Beware!”

ECI has already issued a censure on Adityanath over his ‘Modi ki Sena’ remark. The poll body advised Adityanath to be more careful in the future as a “senior political leader”. While addressing a public rally in Ghaziabad on April 1, Adityanath had referred to the Indian Army as “Modi ji ki sena” while drawing a comparison between the steps taken by the BJP-led central government against terrorism and the previous Congress government.

“Things which were impossible for SP-BSP, are now possible; it is possible since Modi is here. Congress used to feed biryani to terrorists but Modi ji ki sena (Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s army) gives them only golis and golas (bullets and bombs). This is the difference,” the Chief Minister had said.

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