The occasion may be a ground-breaking ceremony at Noida International Airport, but on Thursday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was seen landing his latest diatribe against Pakistan’s founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah in an all-out race to set a political score. With less than three months to go before the state elections.
Rejecting remarks by his rival, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, who has already attacked him more than once this month, Adityanath said the country had to choose between “sweet sugarcane” or “mischief by Jinnah’s followers” in the state.
Adityanath said, “Some people tried to increase the bitterness by rioting in the sugarcane region (west) of Uttar Pradesh. Now the country has to decide whether the sweetness of sugarcane will increase or Jinnah’s followers will create chaos.” He addressed thousands of people in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav last month listed Jinnah along with Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru, saying they had all helped India achieve independence.
“Sardar Patel, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Jinnah studied at the same institute and became barristers. They became barristers and they fought for India’s independence. They never backed down from any struggle,” said the Samajwadi Party chief, addressing a rally.
His remarks called for harsh criticism from the ruling BJP, with others, including Yogi Adityanath, calling it “shameful” and a sign of “Taliban mentality”.
Yesterday, the Samajwadi Party chief compared Jinnah to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is a shame. It is the Taliban mentality that believes in division. Sardar Patel has united the country. India, the best India), “said Adityanath.