On the backdrop of controversy over Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s ‘Abbajan’ statement, Janata Dal (United) president Lalan Singh said on Tuesday, “This country belongs to everyone, be it Hindu, Muslim, Christian or any other community. Leaders of political parties need to exercise restraint.
Lalan Singh, who is considered a confidant of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, said that unity in diversity is a testament to our country. No one should make any statement that will harm the country.
He also criticized Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader and Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemet Soren. Soren is alleged to have made the alleged statement about Bhojpuri and Magahi-speaking people in the state. “Everyone has the right to live in the area of their choice,” he said.
Speaking at a function in Kushinagar on Sunday, Adityanath had said, “People were not getting the benefit of the ration scheme before 2017, because at that time, only those who call themselves Abbajan were harvesting foodgrains.” But now everyone is getting grain. ”