Union minister Niranjan Jyoti courts controversy while campaigning in Delhi

Kicking-off BJP's election campaign in the national capital on a controversial note, Union Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Monday used abusive words to urge voters to choose between candidates.

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2014, 11:17 AM IST
Union minister Niranjan Jyoti courts controversy while campaigning in Delhi

New Delhi: Kicking-off BJP's election campaign in the national capital on a controversial note, 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 har**zadon.

“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.

During the rally, the MoS also attacked Congress leaders, especially Robert Vadra, over the wealth they had accumulated.

"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.

“(Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji has been saying – neither we will indulge in corruption nor we will let others,” she added.

Later, defending her remarks the minister asked “what else do you call people who loot the nation and its people?”

"I did not take name of any particular individual, community or party. I was talking about separatist parties and leaders who think of dividing the country and who do not consider themselves to be a part of India," she said.