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'Indian Muslims have nothing to do with Jinnah': Owaisi on Akhilesh Yadav's remarks on Jinnah

'Our elders rejected the two nation theory and chose India as their country'

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All India Majlis-e-Itthehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi hit out at Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, on Monday, over his remarks on Muhammad Ali Jinnah, asking the SP chief to “read some history.”

Addressing a gathering on the 146th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on Sunday, the SP leader had said, "Sardar Patel, father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Jinnah studied in the same institute and became barristers. They helped (India) get freedom and never backed away from any struggle."

The SP chief also referred to the ban imposed on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) by Patel, the then Union home minister, following Gandhi's assassination in 1948, saying only he could do it.

Reacting to the statements, the AIMIM chief said, "If Akhilesh Yadav thinks that by giving such statements he can make a section of people happy, I think he is wrong and he should change his advisers. He should also educate himself and read some history."

"Akhilesh should understand that Indian Muslims have nothing to do with Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Our elders rejected the two nation theory and chose India as their country," ANI quoted Owaisi as saying.

Meanwhile, the BJP too hit out Akhilesh asking why was the SP chief praising Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.

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