Farrukhabad: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday (December 29) accused Congress of nurturing terrorists and filing false cases against Bharatiya Janata Party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Hindu leaders.
"You must have seen the Maharashtra ATS statement…you must have seen how at that time they used to put false cases on workers and leaders of BJP, RSS, Hindu leaders," said Adityanath.
"You must have seen this in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. Congress should apologise to the people of this country for what they did," he said.
"When Congress was in power, they used to nurture terrorists. Now when they are in opposition, they protest against the work done for the development of the people of this country," he added.
UP Chief Minister's comment comes a day after the 15th witness in the 2008 Malegaon blast case turned hostile. The witness told in the court that ATS forced him to falsely take the names of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and five RSS members'.
The Assembly election in the state is scheduled for next year.
In the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party bagged 312 seats out of the 403-seat, while Samajwadi Party (SP) Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) and Congress bagged 47, 19 and 7 seats, respectively. The rest of the seats were bagged by other candidates.