Yogi condemns Yadav’s divisive mindset in glorifying Jinnah by comparing him to Sardar Patel.
The incident in a gist:
In his speech at an event in Hardoi on Sunday, the SP president praised Vallabhbhai Patel on his 146th birth anniversary but surprised us at one point when he appeared to equate the four leaders, including Pakistan’s founder, Jinnah. Sardar Patel, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah all studied at the same institute and became barristers. They aided (India’s) independence and never gave up the fight,” Yadav stated.
He also alluded to the ban imposed on the RSS by Patel, the then-home minister, in the aftermath of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination in 1948, stating that he alone could do it.
Yogi Adityanath’s take on this incident:
Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, attacked Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Monday for “comparing” Muhammad Ali Jinnah to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, saying Talibani mentality believed in breaking society. According to Adityanath, “Yesterday, I was listening to Akhilesh Ji’s statement.
He was contrasting Jinnah, who divided the country, with Sardar Patel, who united it. This is a heinous statement.” He stated that the “Talibani mentality” believes in shattering society. “It is sometimes performed in the name of caste… When they fail, they point fingers at ‘Mahapurush’ (great personalities) and insult the entire society, “He stated. According to the chief minister, this cannot be tolerated and should be condemned by all. “Yadav should retract his remark because insulting Sardar Patel will not be tolerated,”
“Patel is the foundation of India’s unity and integrity, as well as the nation’s architect,” he said, adding that the belief of ‘Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat’ is being carried forward under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.
Sardar Patel deserves credit for keeping free India “undivided,” according to Adityanath. The divisive mentality of glorifying Jinnah by comparing him to Sardar Patel has returned, according to the chief minister. “I believe the people of the country, particularly those from Uttar Pradesh, will never accept this divisive mentality.”
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel:
Sardar Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was an Indian statesman. From 1947 to 1950, he was India’s first Deputy Prime Minister. Patel was an Indian barrister and senior leader of the Indian National Congress who led its independence struggle and guided its integration into a united, independent nation.
He belonged to the Indian National Congress’s conservative faction. He was frequently referred to as Sardar, “chief” in India and elsewhere in Hindi, Urdu, and Persian. During India’s political integration and the 1947 Indo-Pakistani war, he served as Home Minister.
Mohammad Ali Jinnah:
Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a Pakistani lawyer, politician, and the country’s founder. Jinnah led the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until the establishment of today what we know as Pakistan on 14 August 1947, and then as the Dominion of Pakistan’s first governor-general until his death.
In Pakistan, he is known as the Quaid-i-Azam (“Great Leader”) and Baba-i-Qaum (“Father of the Nation”). In Pakistan, Jinnah’s birthday is celebrated as a national holiday. Jinnah believed that the Muslims of the subcontinent needed their state to avoid being marginalized in an independent Hindu–Muslim state.
Despite attending the same university, one person (Jinnah) divided the country, and the other (Sardar Patel) united it. This is why Yadav is asked to apologize to the country by several political leaders and the people right away.
Others who did not entertain such a remark from Yadav:
Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy Chief Minister, slammed Yadav, referring to him as “Akhilesh Ali Jinnah.” Yadav was also chastised by AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and BSP president Mayawati for mentioning Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Jinnah in the same breath as leaders who fought for India’s independence on Sunday.
Yadav was chastised by the deputy chief minister, who said, “There will be no difference if Akhilesh Yadav is referred to as Akhilesh Ali Jinnah. In the name of Jinnah, he has shown contempt for countless people who have given their lives for the country’s sake, and he has also insulted Sardar Patel by engaging in appeasement politics.”
Mayawati claimed in a Hindi tweet that Yadav’s remarks on Jinnah, and the BJP’s response to them, are part of a well-planned strategy by the two parties to vitiate the atmosphere along Hindu-Muslim lines ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Yadav’s remarks were also criticized by Owaisi, who stated that Muslims who remained in India had rejected Jinnah’s two-nation theory and that the SP leader should instead focus on the present.