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Watch: Yogi Adityanath's 'Abba Jaan' Comment Triggers Controversy

“Earlier only those who used to say ‘Abba Jaan' [a term commonly used by Muslims to address their fathers]’ were digesting the ration. The ration meant for Kushinagar went to Nepal and Bangladesh back then,” the chief minister said.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday attacked the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Kushinagar town, claiming that only those using the phrase ‘Abba Jaan’ – code for Muslims – used to get foodgrain rations before the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in the state.

“Did you get ration before 2017?” Adityanath asked the crowd and said, “Earlier only those who used to say ‘Abba Jaan’ [a term commonly used by Muslims to address their fathers]’ were digesting the ration. The ration meant for Kushinagar went to Nepal and Bangladesh back then.” He added that under his regime “if someone attempted to take away ration from the poor, the individual will definitely land in jail”.