Uttar Pradesh election 2017: PM Modi, Amit Shah are terrorists, says Samajwadi Party minister

Chowdhary's remark came soon after PM Modi accused the SP government of discrimination on the basis of religion.

Uttar Pradesh election 2017: PM Modi, Amit Shah are terrorists, says Samajwadi Party minister

In a scathing attack, Samajwadi Party minister Rajendra Chowdhary has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah are terrorists who are trying to terrorise people in Uttar Pradesh.

Chowdhary's remark came soon after PM Modi accused the SP government of discrimination on the basis of religion.

“They want to create an environment of fear. They are both terrorists -- Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. They are creating terror in our democracy,” Chowdhary said, according to a report in

Hindustan Times.

After voting in the 3rd phase on Sunday, Chowdhary, who is also the party's spokesperson, said: “They have nothing to say and hence are making wild allegations. The BJP knows it is losing the plot in UP and it will fare worse than in Bihar.”

Reacting to the remarks, BJP vice president and party's UP in-charge Om Mathur, said: “It is their (SP’s) frustration and people of UP will punish them for such intemperate language against the PM.”

BJP media in-charge Harish Srivastava, as per the report, also attacked the SP leaders for using “wild language”. “It’s clear that the SP is losing even in its bastion. It isn’t just their tongue that is slipping. By the time seven round Uttar Pradesh election end, UP would have slipped out of their control too,” Srivastava said.

On Sunday, Modi drew a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals to accuse the Akhilesh Yadav administration of practising discrimination on the basis of religion.

“If you create kabristaan (graveyard) in a village, then a shamshaan (cremation ground) should be created. If electricity is given uninterrupted in Ramzan, then it should be given in Diwali without a break. Bhedbhaav nahin hona chahiye (there should be no discrimination,” Modi told a rally in Fatehpur, apparently playing the Hindutva card in the politically crucial state.