Yogi Adityanath lashes out at Bukhari, says Shahi Imam should be sent to Pakistan

BJP leader Yogi Adityanath
Lucknow, Oct, 31: BJP's firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath, who is known for his provocative statements, has said that Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, should be sent to Pakistan.

Adityanath was reacting to Bukhari's comment that he would invite Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif on his son's annointment but not Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to a India Today report, Adityanath also called Bukhari a traitor.

Bukhari earlier on Thursday created the controversy inviting Prime Minister of Pakistan -- Nawaz Sharif and ignoring PM Modi for the ceremony which has been scheduled to be held on Nov 22.

Bukhari's successor, his 19-year-old son Shaban will be anointed as the 'Nayab Shahi Imam' (Vice Imam) at the ceremony.

Bukhari planned for a mega event for the ceremony and invited several Indian and foreign political leaders, nearly 1,000 religious leaders from across the world, and others.

Despite facing criticism, Bukhari justified his act and claimed that Indian Muslims are yet to relate themselves with PM Modi over 2002 Gujarat riot incident.

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