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Modi minister courts controversy with abusive speech

December 02, 2014 11:04 IST
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Campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party, Union Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Monday used abusive words to urge voters to choose between candidates.

Addressing voters in west Delhi’s Shyam Nagar, Niranjan Jyoti called on the electorate to choose between Ramzadon and h********n.

“Aapko tay karna hai ki Dilli mein sarkar Ramzadon ki banegi ya har**zadon ki. Yeh aapka faisla hai (you have to decide whether Delhi will get a government of those born of Ram or of those born illegitimately),” said the BJP MP from Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh.

The 47-year-old Niranjan Jyoti joined the Modi government as a minister of state for food processing on November 9. 

During the rally, the minister also attacked Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, over his wealth.

“The son of an ordinary family, who sold utensils - Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law - how did this man become a millionaire? They robbed the poor,” Niranjan Jyoti said.

When reporters asked her about the abusive remarks, she was defiant. “What else do you call people who loot the nation... those who steal from the people and stash it in foreign banks? You tell me what we should call them,” she said.

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