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 section in Darbhanga district.
Referring to studies that M A Jinnah’s portrait was discovered within the workplace of Aligarh Muslim College College 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) should 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, should converse on this challenge, Mr Singh mentioned with out naming Tejashwi Yadav.
The Union minister additionally alleged that Bihar had turn out to be 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. “Do not do something which isn’t within the curiosity of Bihar and the nation.”
Violence had damaged out on the Aligarh Muslim College 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 College Courtroom and granted life membership of the scholar union. “Historically, images of all life members of are positioned on the partitions of the scholar union,” he had mentioned.
Elections for the 243-member Bihar Meeting can be held in three phases — October 28, November 3 and November 7. The coalition of the RJD, Congress and Left events is the primary challenger to the ruling JD(U)-BJP alliance within the elections.