Jaipur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit president of Rajasthan, Madan Lal Saini, made an objectionable statement about the Mughal ruler Akbar, saying that he used to go to Meena Bajar in the dress up of Woman and rape them. The Congress has termed Saini's statement as reprehensible. Saini made the statement when he spoke to the press after an event organised on the occasion of Maharana Pratap's birth anniversary at the BJP headquarters here.
Akbar the great or Maharana Pratap when this question was made, Saini said that the greatness of a person should be pegged to his character. Akbar used to dress the woman and raped woman. However, Saini later said, "by rape, I mean tampering."
Not only that, he said that Akbar had behave badly with the Queen Kiran Devi of Bikaner. He said that, "on misbehaving, Rani had put the sword on Akbar's neck and then Akbar had to beg the Queen for his life." Saini said that the character will have to see who can be great.
Meanwhile, Congress state spokesperson, Archana Sharma, has reacted to the statement and said that she was deeply condemnable as she expressed her sentiments. The Congress has described Saini's statement as a strain in society and distorting history.