Katihar: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has triggered controversy by urging Muslim voters living in a Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar to vote together to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Addressing a rally in Bihar’s Katihar Lok Sabha constituency, the cricketer-turned-politician urged Muslim voters not to split their votes.
“There is politics of division on the basis of caste being performed here. They are trying to divide the votes by getting Owaisi to field his party candidates here. If Muslims are united and vote together then Modi will be defeated,” Sidhu was quoted as saying by the media.
The Bharatiya Janata Party asked why people belonging to a particular community was ‘instigated’.
On Monday, the Election Commission had barred several leaders such as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union minister Maneka Gandhi, BSP chief Mayawati and SP leader Azam Khan from campaigning for poll code violations.