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"Congress should apologise to the country...," says Yogi Adityanath after Sam Pitroda's 'racist' remarks

Lucknow: A day after Congress' Sam Pitroda stirred controversy in the country by making statements on India's diversity, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday demanded that Congress should apologise to the country.
Speaking with ANI, Yogi Adityanath took a jibe at Congress and also held the party responsible for the 1947 partition. Yogi said, "He (Sam Pitroda) is Congress' 'buddhidata' and he is displaying the party's policy of divide and rule. Congress is responsible for the partition in 1947, it is responsible for the horrors of partition. Even after the independence, it has committed the sin of dividing the country in the name of caste, region, and language. Sam Pitroda's remark is highly condemnable. Congress party should apologise to the country for the things it is making Sam Pitroda say."
Describing Congress' mindset as dangerous, the Uttar Pradesh CM further added, "The way Congress is trying to divide the four parts (North, South, East and West) of the country based on skin colour shows the dangerous mindset of Congress. The statement is highly shameful and condemnable. The statement by Sam Pitroda also insults the 140 crore Indians and Congress should apologise for this."
A day before, Sam Pitroda ignited a firestorm while speaking on the diversity of India referring to how people in the South "look like Africans and those in the West look like Arabs and those in the East look like Chinese."
Pitroda, in an interview to 'The Statesman', while reflecting upon the democracy in India said, "We have survived 75 years in a very happy environment where people could live together, leaving aside a few fights here and there. We could hold a country together as diverse as India, where people in the East look like Chinese, people in the West look like Arab, people in the North look like white, and maybe people in the South look like Africans."

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