Lucknow: Few ministers have been able to resist the temptation to rake up a controversy. In the latest, Anand Swaroop Shukla, minister in Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government, has made it to the headlines for his controversial remark against renowned poet Munnawar Rana.
Earlier, Rana had said that he would leave the state if Yogi became the chief minister of UP again.
In response, Anand Swaroop said that those who are against India will be killed in an encounter.
An MLA from Ballia Nagar, Anand Swaroop said that Rana was among those who had stayed back in the country after the partition to break it from within.
Rana had also questioned Asaduddin Owaisi’s entry in UP elections, saying such parties only polarize voters on religious lines.
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