New Delhi: The issue of Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah has been overshadowed by Uttar Pradesh's politics for the past few days. After the statement sworn in by Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav and SBSP President Om Prakash Rajbhar, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi has now made a big statement saying that congress and then leaders are responsible for the partition of the country.
Addressing a rally in UP, AIMIM MP from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi said, "I challenge the people of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), BJP and SP who do not read history. The country was divided not because of Muslims, but because of Jinnah. At that time, only Muslims who were as influential as nawabs or degree holders could vote. It is the Congress and the leaders of that time who are responsible for the partition of the country.''
SP president Akhilesh Yadav had compared Sardar Patel to Mohammad Ali Jinnah while addressing a function in Hardoi, UP on October 31. Akhilesh Yadav had said that Sardar Patel, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Jinnah had become barristers by studying in the same institution. They studied in one place. They became barristers and gave freedom. If they had to fight in any way, they did not back down.