Yogi: ‘Akhilesh compared Sardar Patel & Jinnah’
On one side, the nation under PM Modi’s leadership was celebrating the Iron man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who integrated the union. At one such event celebrating Patel, you must have heard a voice that insulted India & its patriots by comparing Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel with ‘rashtra todak’ (nation breaker) Jinnah. These are same people who caused riots when they were in power before 2017,” said Adityanath at Jaunpur.
On Saturday, in an exclusive interview with Republic TV, Adityanath said, “In western Uttar Pradesh there was a riot every 3 days, one can forget the riots in Muzaffarnagar, Bareilly. Kawas Yatra was not being allowed by SP govts. Akhilesh Yadav has to apologize for the Muzaffarnagar riots. He has to apologize for more than 300 riots in Uttar Pradesh”.
He said, “Sardar Patel Ji, father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Jinnah studied in the same institute and became a barrister. They studied at the same place. They became barristers. They fought for India’s freedom. They didn’t refrain from taking part in any kind of struggle.”- Advertisement -
After Yadav, BSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar raised the Jinnah card in election-bound Uttar Pradesh. Throwing weight behind Akhilesh Yadav’s disputed remarks, Rajbhar opined that India’s partition would have never happened if Jinnah was made the first Prime Minister of India. He claimed that both former PM Atal Bihar Vajpayee and his then Deputy LK Advani concurred with the idea that Jinnah should have been the first Indian PM.