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Ali-Bajrangbali row: BJP asks Azam Khan to 'mind his language'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP Saturday slammed Khan for his controversial "Bajrang Ali " remark, accusing him of trying to flare up communal tension and asking him mind his language.

BJP asked Khan to choose his words wisely.

"With his 'Bajrang Ali' comment, he has insulted both Hinduism and Islam. The only suggestion I have for him is 'zuban sambhal ke' (mind your language). Both Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav have been taught lessons for his comments in the past," he said at a press conference.

"The fear of defeat in their (opposition's) language is very much visible. All they serve to the country is lies," he added.

Khan waded into a controversy Friday, saying "in place of Ali and Bajrangbali, it should be Bajrang Ali. Bajrang Ali dushman ki neli (Bajrang Ali will destroy our enemies' bones)."

Khan made the remark after Uttar Pradesh compared the Lok Sabha elections to a contest between Ali', a revered figure in Islam, and Bajrang Bali, god Hanuman, during a rally in recently.

Finding the guilty of violating the model code of conduct, the served a show cause notice on him.

Hussain also attacked for his comments that the BJP is "beating drums in the name of Balakot airstrikes".

"ally is making anti-national statements again and should clarify whether his party supports these statements or not," he said.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 17:25 IST