A hard-line Hindu outfit, Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV), has announced a reward of INR 10 million for anyone who beheads Punjab minister and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu for ‘insulting’ Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Times of India reported on Thursday.
Threats targeting Sidhu come after he called Adityanath a wanton thief at a rally in Rajasthan.
According to the ToI report, HYV’s Agra President Tarun Singh said that he would “chop Sidhu into pieces if he ever visited Agra”.
Attacking his role in Pakistan-led peace efforts, Singh also called Sidhu a traitor.
“Either Sidhu should go to Pakistan, or we will not let him live in India,” he said, adding that heaping praises for the neighbouring country and giving statements against his own is an “unpardonable” act.
Formed about 15 years ago, the HYV is a cult formed around Yogi Adityanath. Last year they closed further memberships.