Union Minister and BJP chief Giriraj Singh on Friday attacked the Congress-RJD alliance in poll-bound Bihar, alleging a “sympathiser” of Mohammad Ali Jinnah has been fielded from Jale seat.
The Congress has given ticket to Maskoor Ahmad Usmani to contest Bihar polls from Jale meeting phase in Darbhanga district.
Referring to studies that M A Jinnah’s portrait was discovered within the workplace of Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union when Mr Usmani was the president of the physique, Mr Singh mentioned, “The Congress has given the ticket to a supporter of Jinnah who divided India into two”.
“Now, leaders of Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) must reply to the individuals of the nation whether or not additionally they assist the ideology of Pakistan’s founder,” he mentioned.
Leaders of RJD, who’re dreaming to rule the state, must converse on this challenge, Mr Singh mentioned with out naming Tejashwi Yadav.
The Union minister additionally alleged that Bihar had turn into the headquarters of SIMI throughout when RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav was the chief minister.
Claiming that leaders of the Grand Alliance “can go to any extent for the sake of politics”, Mr Singh appealed to the individuals of Bihar that they shouldn’t be “misguided” by these events. “Don’t do anything which is not in the interest of Bihar and the country.”
Violence had damaged out on the Aligarh Muslim University campus in Uttar Pradesh two years in the past because the row over Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait on the campus triggered a protest.
The then AMU spokesperson had mentioned M A Jinnah was a founder member of the University Court and granted life membership of the coed union. “Traditionally, photographs of all life members of are placed on the walls of the student union,” he had mentioned.
Elections for the 243-member Bihar Assembly can be held in three phases — October 28, November three and November 7. The coalition of the RJD, Congress and Left events is the principle challenger to the ruling JD(U)-BJP alliance within the elections.