Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that Pakistan and Afghanistan are “feeling disturbed” by the Taliban, but if the insurgent group moves towards India, “an air strike is ready”.
He was addressing the Samajik Pratinidhi Sammelan during which he also launched an attack on his political opponents in the state.
“Today, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country is powerful, and no country can dare to raise its eyes towards India. Today, Pakistan and Afghanistan are feeling disturbed because of the Taliban. But, the Taliban knows if it moves towards India, an air strike is ready,” he said.
According to a statement issued by the Uttar Pradesh unit of the BJP, Adityanath, referring apparently to SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar, said, “His (Rajbhar’s) thought process is confined only to the development of his family.”
“While the father wanted to become a minister, one son wanted to be an MP, and another an MLC. The shops of such people indulging in blackmailing must be shut,” Adityanath said.