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Munawwar Rana says he will leave UP if Yogi re-elected as CM

Munawwar Rana says he will leave UP if Yogi re-elected as CM
Urdu poet Munawwar Rana has again created a controversy by saying that if Yogi Adityanath again becomes the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2022, he will leave Uttar Pradesh.

He said if Yogi became the chief minister, it would be only because of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi.

Rana said here on Saturday that Owaisi and Bharatiya Janata Party were the two sides of the same coin. Earlier he had issued statements against the police as his son was involved in a crime incident in Rae Bareli district. 

“The BJP and Owaisi indulge in phantom fights to mislead the people. The fact remains that they both polarise the voters and then reap electoral dividends and the major share goes to the BJP,” the poet alleged.

Rana said that if the Muslims of UP fell in the trap of Owaisi and voted for AIMIM, then no one would be able to stop Yogi Adityanath from becoming the chief minister again.

“If Yogi becomes the chief minister again, then I will assume that the state is no longer fit for Muslims to live and I will have to migrate to some other place,” he said.

Rana said that “the way Muslim youth are being implicated in false cases of terror with pressure cookers to be associated with Al-Qaeda, I am afraid that the ATS may pick me up tomorrow and brand me as a terrorist. I also keep going to Pakistan to participate in mushairas".

On the proposed UP Population Control Bill, Rana said "Muslims have eight children so that even if the police pick up two children as terrorists and two children die of coronavirus, then four children would be present in their house to take care of the parents and later perform their last rites in the graveyard."

Meanwhile, reacting sharply to the statement of Munawwar Rana, UP’s Panchayati Raj Minister Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary said Munawwar Rana's statement was political and politically motivated.

The minister added, “UP is completely safe for all sections of society and there is no place for criminals and anti-social elements in the state.”