- Akhilesh Yadav counted Mohammad Ali Jinnah amid freedom icons of India
- Akhilesh Yadav produced the opinions at a rally on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh
- Akhilesh Yadav focused BJP with reference to its ideological mentor RSS
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has landed into a controversy with his opinions counting Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, among the liberty icons of India.
Akhilesh Yadav made the responses at a rally on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh, in which political get-togethers have began campaigning aggressively for elections next year.
“Sardar Patel, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Jinnah researched at the identical institute and became barristers. They grew to become barristers and they fought for India’s liberty. They by no means backed away from any wrestle,” stated the Samajwadi Occasion chief, addressing a group at Hardoi.
He also qualified the ruling BJP with a reference to its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
“It was Iron Guy Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who imposed a ban on an ideology. Nowadays the identical people who converse about uniting the region are making an attempt to divide us on the basis of religion and caste,” he reported, introducing that Sardar Patel recognized the floor realities and took choices accordingly.
That he mentioned Jinnah in the exact breath as Gandhi, Nehru and Sardar Patel was seized by the BJP. Uttar Pradesh Main Minister Yogi Adityanath named it “shameful”.
“The Samajwadi Bash main yesterday compared Jinnah to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This is shameful. It truly is the Talibani mentality that believes in dividing. Sardar Patel united the state. At the moment, underneath the management of PM (Prime Minister Narendra Modi), perform is underway to obtain ‘Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat (A person India, Greatest India),” Yogi Adityanath mentioned these days, in accordance to news agency ANI.
Numerous other BJP leaders have slammed Akhilesh Yadav for his feedback.
“Mulayam Singh Yadav (Akhilesh Yadav’s father) will also maintain his head in despair right after listening to this from Akhilesh Yadav. The state considers Muhammad Ali Jinnah as the villain of the Partition. Contacting Jinnah the hero of freedom is the politics of Muslim appeasement,” said BJP leader Rakesh Tripathi.