Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, slammed Akhilesh Yadav, the national president of the Samajwadi Party, for comparing Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah to Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Sardar Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Akhilesh should apologise for his remarks glorifying Jinnah as the one who "fought for India's independence," according to Adityanath.
Samajwadi Party chief compared Jinnah to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This is shameful. It's Talibani mentality that believes in dividing. Sardar Patel united the country. Currently, under the leadership of Prime Minister, work is underway to achieve Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat, he said.
On Sunday, Yadav raised eyebrows by implying that Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah were all the same person (the founder of Pakistan). In the same breath as leaders who fought for India's independence, he mentioned their names. "Sardar Patel was aware of the situation and made decisions accordingly. As a result, he's known as Iron Man. Sardar Patel, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and (Muhammad Ali) Jinnah all attended the same law school and graduated as barristers. They aided (India's) independence and never gave up in the face of adversity "While speaking at a public meeting in Hardoi, he said.