File photo of Yogi Adityanath. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
The chief minister was campaigning for sitting MP and Union minister V K Singh.
The Election Commission on Monday sought a report over Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's controversial remarks calling the Indian Army “Modi ji ki Sena”.
The district magistrate of Ghaziabad has been asked to furnish a report in this regard, a functionary said.
The report will be submitted to the office of chief electoral officer of Uttar Pradesh which has sought the details after taking cognizance of media reports in this regard.
"Congress ke log aatankwadiyon ko biryani khilate the aur Modi ji ki sena aatankwadiyon ko goli aur gola deti hai. (Congress would feed 'biryani' to terrorists, while Modi's army gives them bullets and bombs). This is the difference. The Congress people use 'ji' to refer to Masood Azhar to encourage terrorism," Adityanath said at an election rally in Ghaziabad on Sunday.
Adityanath's comment came even as the BJP government at the Centre is being accused by the opposition parties of using armed forces for political gains.
The chief minister's remarks, too, elicited sharp reactions from various parties with the Congress demanding an apology from him.
(With inputs from PTI)