Union minister Anurag Thakur, who has been under opposition fire for raising controversial statement “desh ke gaddaron ko” during Delhi Assembly elections. on Sunday said strict action should be taken against those involved in the communal riots in the national capital in which 43 people have lost their lives so far. He also accused journalists about lying over his alleged hate speech in the run-up to the Delhi elections.
During the Delhi elections, a statement by Anurag Thakur was very much discussed. Thakur had triggered a row after he raised slogans of “desh ke gaddaron ko” slogan at an election rally on January 27. As he shouted “desh ke gaddaron ko”, the crowd responded with “shoot the traitors”. After which the Election Commission also banned him from campaigning for some time. Now this statement of his has once again come under discussion. Anurag Thakur, along with reacting to his statement, was also seen giving advice to media personnel.
#WATCH Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur, when reporters say he raised ‘desh ke ghaddaron ko…’ slogan during Delhi elections: You are lying. You people should first enhance your knowledge. Half knowledge is dangerous.Matter is sub judice so I’m not commenting further pic.twitter.com/tWPxnRuIVp
— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2020
A reporter asked that the spark of the Delhi violence was sparked by your statement. Thakur promptly reacted and said, “You are lying. You people should first enhance your knowledge. Half-knowledge is dangerous. The matter is sub judice, so I am not commenting further.”