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Jihad not just in Islam but in Bhagwad Gita, Christianity also, claims ex-Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil

Shivraj Patil stirs controversy after saying lessons of Jihad in Gita…

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Former Home Minister Shivraj Patil, has found himself embroiled in a major controversy as he has equated Krishna’s teachings in the Bhagwad Gita to “jihad.” Speaking at the launch of former Congress Union minister Mohsina Kidwai’s biography, he said, as ANI reports, “It’s said there’s a lot of discussion on Jihad in Islam… Even after all efforts, if someone doesn’t understand a clean idea, power can be used, it’s mentioned in the Quran & Gita… Shri Krishna taught lessons of Jihad to Arjun in a part of Gita in Mahabharat.” Trying to defend his remarks later, he said,  “”If you kill Mahatma Gandhi, it is Jihad. The act of killing him is Jihad.”

While the BJP has strongly condemned this, spokesperson Shehzad Poonawala in a series of tweets said that it was the Congress who coined Hindu/Saffron terror, opposed Ram Mandir, questioned Ram JI’s existence, and equated Hindutva to ISIS. He added, “This Hindu hatred is not a sanyog but a Votebank ka Prayog – it is a deliberate ploy before Gujarat polls to polarise a vote bank. Earlier “Janeudhari” Rahul Gandhi also said things about Hindutva; said LeT was less dangerous than Hindu groups and Digvijaya blamed 26/11 on Hindus.”

 

It maybe recalled that Patil was the Union Home Minister from 2004 to 2008, the period during which the term Saffron terror was coined, when the Batla House encounter was called fake, and when 26 /11 took place. He was also criticised heavily for the delay in deployment of NSG forces during 26/11 and for his various wardrobe changes during that crucial time!

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VIDEO: Rahul Gandhi blows kisses at BJP office during Bharat Jodo Yatra

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on December 6 morning during Bharat Jodo Yatra made headlines when he gave flying kisses to people at the BJP Jhalawar office’s rooftop who wanted to catch a glimpse of the march. 

Bharat Jodo Yatra is passing through Rajasthan now, it resumed from Khel Sankul and crossed Jhalawar city in the morning.

Just a day ago, Rahul Gandhi targeted opposition BJP and RSS, asking why they were not chanting ‘Jai Siyaram’ and ‘Hey Ram’.

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Govind Singh Dotasra, and several MLAs are accompanying Gandhi on the yatra.

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10 lakh spectators, covering 14 seats across 50 km; PM Modi makes history with road show for BJP in Ahmedabad

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10 lakh spectators, covering 14 seats across 50 km; PM Modi makes history with road show for BJP in Ahmedabad

PM Modi at the road show in Ahmedabad for Gujarat Elections 2022

Gujarat Elections 2022 is on-going, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s road show in Ahmedabad on December 1 made history.

Modi stood in a vehicle designed specially for the 50 km long road show, perhaps the longest in India. It passed through 14 Vidhan Sabha seats, and over 10 lakh people turned up to witness it. 

PM Modi’s road show commenced from Naroda village, passed through the eastern part of Ahmedabad and ended at IOC circle in the Chandkheda area on the city’s western side. It took almost 4 hours to complete the distance.

First phase of voting of Gujarat Assembly Elections in 89 seats was held on December 1. In the remaining 93 seats, which include 16 in Ahmedabad, will happen on December 5.

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‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans raised during Rahul Gandhi led Bharat Jodo Yatra, claims Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan

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“Pakistan Zindabad” slogans were being raised during Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra, claimed Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on November 25.

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan, Bharat Jodo Yatra leader Rahul Gandhi

“Pakistan Zindabad” slogans were being raised during Rahul Gandhi led Bharat Jodo Yatra, claimed Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on November 25. He also said that he has ordered a probe into the incident.

Earlier that day, BJP leaders alleged that partakers in the Yatra shouted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh. A controversy flared up after BJP State President VD Sharma and other party leaders shared a video on social media claiming that ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans were raised during the rally.

Calling it a conspiracy by the BJP against Rahul Gandhi, Congress Party denied the claims. Yatra entered Madhya Pradesh on its 77th day of the Padyatra on November 23.

Covering a total distance of  3,570 km, Congress claimed that Bharat Jodo Yatra is the longest march on foot by any Indian politician in the history of India. It started from Kanyakumari on September 7, and will end in Kashmir next year.

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