Amid countrywide protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), BJP’s Kaithal MLA Leela Ram Gurjar has stoked a fresh row by declaring that India does not belong to Mahatma Gandhi or Jawaharlal Nehru, but to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

In a a video clip, which has gone viral on social media, the two-time MLA is heard warning those who are opposing CAA and NRC.

Jo log jhooth faila rahe hai main in logon ko batana chahta hu ki Miya ji ye jo aaj ka Hindustan hai woh Gandhi aur Nehru ka nahi Narendra Modi aur Amit Shah ji ka Hindustan hai. Agar ishara ho gaya to ek ghante me safaya kar denge, aur aapki yeh galatfemi door ho jayegi (Those who are spreading lies, I want to tell them that Miya ji, this is not the India of Gandhi or Nehru. It is the India of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. We will wipe out within an hour if asked to),” he said addressing a gathering in Kaithal during a programme organised in support of CAA.

“I want to ask why are you wasting your mental energy on social media and news channels,” he said adding that lies are being spread by some people.

This story first appeared in Hindustan Times on December 24, 2019 here.