Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday claimed that Chandragupta Maurya, who based the Mauryan kingdom, had defeated Alexander of Macedonia, and but historians didn’t describe him as “great”.
Alexander died in 323 BC, a number of years after his Indian marketing campaign. There is a few debate amongst historians over when Chandragupta got here to energy, however it’s usually believed to have been after Alexander’s dying.
“History never termed Emperor Ashoka or Chandragupta Maurya great, but it termed Alexander, who was defeated by Chandragupta Maurya, great. Historians are silent on such issues. However, once the countrymen learn the truth, India will change,” Adityanath mentioned at a “Samajik Pratinidhi Sammelan” organised by the BJP’s OBC Morcha.
Adityanath attacked the Samajwadi Party (SP), saying individuals “bringing up Partition” had been in a manner supporting the Taliban.
SP ally Om Prakash Rajbhar, the chief of the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP), had on Thursday blamed the RSS for Partition, a day after he mentioned India would have remained united had Mohammad Ali Jinnah been made the nation’s first prime minister.
Last month, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav had equated the founding father of Pakistan with Mahatma Gandhi, Vallabhbhai Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru.
“Those who are speaking about Partition are in a way extending support to the Taliban. You would have seen when the Taliban entered Afghanistan again, a number of voices were raised in its support. These voices got quiet only when stringent action was taken. Supporting the Taliban means support to anti-humanity forces and insult to women and children. Supporting the Taliban means supporting a power that works against Lord Buddha’s message of ‘maitri [friendship]’. Certain people are moving in that direction and we need to be aware of them,” the chief minister informed BJP employees.
Adityanath claimed that Opposition events lacked points, and had been insulting Sardar Patel by supporting Jinnah. While Sardar Patel was India’s “rashtranayak [hero of the nation]” Jinnah would all the time be a “khalnayak [villain]”, mentioned the chief minister. “They support Jinnah, we support Sardar Patel,” he added, and requested the gang if they might help those that glorified Jinnah.