harkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said on Saturday that some people in the country act as “agents of Pakistan”.
“There are some people inside the country who are like agents of Pakistan. They follow the British principle of divide-and-rule and seek to divide the society into caste, religion etc,” he said, while reaffirming his government’s commitment to ensure ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’.
Das was speaking at the BJP’s Tiranga Yatra in Jharkhand, which started from Birsa Munda airport in Ranchi and culminated at District School near Main Road, nearly 15 km away. The yatra, which was poorly attended, saw BJP supporters on motorcycles, waving the Tricolor. On the yatra route, they stopped at the statues of tribal icon Birsa Munda and Albert Ekka, who died fighting in the 1971 war and was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, and paid their respects.
BJP leaders said they were happy with the turnout, considering the scorching heat and the fact that they got only a day to prepare for the event.
The party workers said they would go door-to-door to identify the “traitors within the country” and give them “a befitting reply”. Many of them referred to Kanhaiya Kumar, the JNU students’ union leader, who was arrested on sedition charge earlier this year. “Those who live in the country and raise anti-national slogans…people like Kanhaiya Kumar…such people need to be taught a lesson,” said Navendu Upadhyaya, a member of BJP’s youth wing from Bariatu mandal. Ward Councillor from Argoda, Ashok Baraik, said: “This programme is to teach a lesson to people like Kanhaiya Kumar, who dont love the nation.”
Meanwhile, in an interview to PTI, Das said “those who consider India as their country will treat cow as their mother”. He, however, said there should be no violence in the garb of cow protection.