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Adtiyanath should be booked for sedition: Gehlot on 'Modi ji ki sena' remarks

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

suggested on Sunday that his counterpart, Yogi Adityanath, should be booked for sedition for labelling the military as Narendra

"Yogi ji is saying, 'this is Modi sena'. There should be a case of sedition on Yogi ji. If someone criticises the government, the person is directly called anti-national. But the anti-national person is he who, while being the chief minister, says 'Modi ji ki sena' (Modi's army)," Gehlot told reporters here.

At a rally in Ghaziabad on March 31, Adityanath had dubbed the "Modi ji ki sena", triggering a political firestorm with the Opposition attacking the for "insulting and humiliating" the armed forces.

"Where do you want to take the nation? What will happen in the country when soldiers will have their interference here like " Gehlot asked. He said had military rule several times, but the defence forces were kept separate from in for the past 70 years.

"Our protects the nation and fulfil duties," the said, claiming that it was for the first time the armed forces were being politicised.

The cautioned that the youth should be aware of the political propaganda on "Our countrymen, particularly the youth, should not be misled. Modi and his team are brainwashing youths through If you are misled, this will be dangerous for the country," he said.

Gehlot later addressed a rally in Gangapur city of district and alleged that Modi had won the 2014 election on false promises.

"He (Modi) promised giving jobs, controlling inflation and others, but all the lies have been exposed. The PM acts like a film star and he should have been in Bollywood instead of being the prime minister," Gehlot added.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 17:45 IST