The Monday, January 27 was turned into a fiery Monday by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth leader and Union Minister, Anurag Thakur, by his fiery speech at Delhi. While addressing an election rally in poll bound Delhi, the Minister of State for Finance chanted the already controversial slogan “shot the traitors”. In his public rally, on Jan 27, Thakur could be heard saying “Desh ke Gaddaro ko”, allowing the crowd to complete the slogan with “goli maaro saa** ko” which roughly translates to “Shot the Traitors”.
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The youth icon of the saffron party received a humongous appreciation from the right wing front, however, is in the hit list of criticism by the opposition. Thakur was, purportedly, referring to the protesters of the anti-CAA (Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019) as traitors.
Thakur had appeared in the election rally to seek votes for the BJP candidate from Rithala, Manish Chaudhary. While the crowd seemed excited with Thakur’s presence, the union minister called for a controversy at the moment. The slogan “desh ke gaddaro ko, goli maaro saa** ko” became popular after BJP leader from Delhi, Kapil Mishra, was seen chanting it with a gang of CAA supporters. The slogan is widely chanted at various CAA support rally by the rally participants, however, this is the first time a leader seated at such a high designation in union ministry has sloganeered it in front of camera.
The Congress party leader from Delhi, Kirti Azad, condemned Thakur’s act and called it an attempt to disturb the peace and amity in the country’s capital.