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The name of Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah has been doing the rounds in Indian politics. After Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar, now Janata Dal (United) MLC Khalid Anwar landed himself in a controversy.
Khalid Anwar called Jinnah a 'great freedom fighter'. In response to his comment, the BJP has asked him to go to 'Pakistan'.
Khalid Anwar described Jinnah as a great freedom fighter and held the country's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, responsible for the partition.
“Jinnah was a great freedom fighter. He worked very hard for the Independence of the country and no one should doubt that. He created Pakistan by partitioning the country, but criticising him for this is not right,” Khalid Anwar said.
The JDU MLC also made it clear that his comments on Jinnah were not personal but also his party's stand.
MA Jinnah was a great freedom fighter of united India. Unfortunate that his role in partition of India was big. Divide&rule politics of Congress led to the partition of India. We respect Mahatma Gandhi.We also don't want to disrespect any other freedom fighter:Khalid Anwar, JD(U) pic.twitter.com/71aY2GfG4d— ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2021
MA Jinnah was a great freedom fighter of united India. Unfortunate that his role in partition of India was big. Divide&rule politics of Congress led to the partition of India. We respect Mahatma Gandhi.We also don't want to disrespect any other freedom fighter:Khalid Anwar, JD(U)
Attacking the Congress, he said, "Seeing terrorism through different glasses led to the partition of the country. Along with Jinnah, the Congress was also responsible for the country's partition."
He alleged that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru went ahead with the country's partition to become the Prime Minister.
"Terror has no color. Neither saffron nor green, but this is the mindset of the Congress and because of this, the country was divided. The role of Jinnah in the partition of the country was as much as that of the Congress. Jawaharlal Nehru could have prevented partition if he wanted, but he didn't because he wanted to be the Prime Minister”, said Khalid Anwar
The BJP, an ally of the Nitish Kumar government in the state, has retaliated against the Janata Dal (United) leader and said those who support Jinnah can live in Pakistan.
“Even today, if anyone is praising Jinnah, then the door of Pakistan is open for him. If such people think that Jinnah did not do everything, then those people should go to Pakistan because those people are welcome there. To live in India, one has to say Jai Bharat Mata and Mahatma Gandhi,” said Samrat Chaudhary, minister of a BJP quota in the Nitish cabinet.