Days before the third and last phase of voting, Bihar CM lambasted his ally Yogi Adityanath over his statement on CAA and NRC. Kumar called the Uttar Pradesh CM’s remark as ‘faltu baat.’ Though he did not name anyone in his speech, it was widely perceived that he was talking about his counterpart.
“Who does all this malicious campaigning? Who says all this faltu baat (nonsense)? Who will throw out people? No one dares do that. Everyone belongs to this country, everyone is Indian,” says Kumar.
He added that “work for harmony, unity, and brotherhood so there can be progress”. “And these people only want to create divides; they have no other work.”
Kumar’s remarks came on a day when the BJP star campaigner stoked controversy over his CAA comment. He said that “Modi Ji has found a solution to the infiltration problem in the form of the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act). “He has ensured that all those who have fled Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh following religious persecution feel safe here. On the other hand, those infiltrators who try to undermine the sovereignty and integrity of the country will be thrown out,”
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tried thawing the simmering issue “there is no question of any Indian citizen leaving India. But even globally, all nations have done the work of identifying their own citizens and foreigners living in their country. So, India is also taking the initiative recently to start a similar exercise,” says the minister.
The voting for the third phase will take place on November 7 and the results will be out on November 10.