The creation of the brand new district of Malerkotla in Punjab is a “reflection the divisive policy of the Congress”, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath mentioned as we speak, hitting out on the Amarinder Singh authorities.
“Any distinction based on faith and religion is contrary to the spirit of India’s Constitution. At this time, the formation of Malerkotla (Punjab) is a reflection the divisive policy of the Congress,” Yogi Adityanath tweeted in Hindi, a day after Amarinder Singh made the announcement.
Mr Singh on Friday had declared Malerkotla because the 23rd district of Punjab whereas asserting a number of tasks for the event of the historic metropolis, about 131 km from Chandigarh. Malerkotla was carved out Sangrur district.
Mr Singh as we speak slammed Mr Adityanath over his “inflammatory” tweet. The Punjab Chief Minister requested his UP counterpart to remain out of Punjab’s affairs, “which are in much better shape than those in UP under the divisive and destructive BJP government, which has been actively promoting communal discord in the state for the past over four years.”
“What does he (Mr Adityanath) know of Punjab’s ethos or the history of Malerkotla, whose relationship with Sikhism and its Gurus was known to every Punjabi? And what does he understand of the Indian Constitution, which is being brazenly trampled every day by his own government in UP?” Mr Amarinder mentioned in an announcement.
The Chief Minister made the bulletins on Malerkotla in the course of the state-level celebration of ‘Eid-ul-Fitr’, held nearly because of the pandemic. On the event, Mr Singh underscored India’s secular character, which he mentioned was manifested within the defeat of communal forces within the latest meeting elections in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
“Happy to share that on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, my government has announced Malerkotla as the newest district in the state. The 23rd district holds huge historical significance. Have ordered to immediately locate a suitable site for the district administrative complex,” Amarinder Singh had tweeted on Friday.
The Sikh neighborhood throughout the globe reveres Sher Mohammed Khan, the previous Nawab of Malerkotla, who raised his voice in opposition to the torture and bricking alive of the 2 sons of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru, by the Mughals.
Initially, the sub-divisions of Malerkotla and Ahmedgarh, in addition to the sub-tehsil of Amargarh, could be included within the newly created district, he mentioned. The strategy of bringing villages beneath the jurisdiction of Malerkotla district would start later, after the conclusion of the census operations.
Malerkotla was established in 1454 by Sheikh Sadruddin-i-Jahan from Afghanistan, and subsequently the State of Malerkotla was established in 1657 by Bayazid Khan. It was later merged with different close by princely states to create the Patiala and East Punjab States Union (PEPSU). During the reorganisation of states in 1956, the territory of the previous state of Malerkotla grew to become a part of the state of Punjab.
Captain Amarinder Singh, who belongs to the previous Patiala royals, recalled his cordial ties with the then Nawab of Malerkotla, whom he fondly known as “chachaji“.
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