Uttar Pradesh Minister and BJP leader Raghuraj Singh sparked a controversy after he said that he will bury alive those who raise slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Referring to the protests held by students of Aligarh Muslim University, Singh said, "You will take tax money for your university and raise slogans against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi? I will bury you alive," Singh said.
The minister was addressing a public gathering here on Sunday organised in support of the newly amended citizenship law.
Asserting that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be implemented across the country, he said that people have the right to stay in the country, but "this is not a Dharamshala".
"I want to tell the (Aligarh) Muslim University that the Muslims in Aligarh are very peace-loving. However, if you Gherao our officials and Muslim brothers, we will beat you. We will not leave anyone," Singh said.
Talking about the riots in the state during anti-CAA protests, he said that less than one per cent of the people are criminal-minded.
"If Pakistan raises its eyes, it will not be seen on the map. If China bats an eye, we will respond to its bullets with bullets. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not scared of anyone," he said.
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