I appeal to Congress not to involve foreign nations in our domestic politics: Amit Shah

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BJP President Amit Shah asked Congress not to involve foreign nations in India’s domestic politics as he wondered why the party involved Pakistan in such matters.

The BJP chief raised the question in a tweet after former Rajya Sabha MP Mani Shankar Aiyar reportedly backed Jinnah’s portrait in Aligarh Muslim University.

In his tweet, Shah said, “Congress and Pakistan have amazing telepathy. Yesterday Pakistan Government remembered Tipu Sultan, whose Jayanti Congress marks with fanfare and today Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar admires Jinnah. Be it Gujarat or Karnataka polls, I fail to understand why Congress involves Pakistan!”

Stating that during Gujarat elections we saw how dinner meetings with topmost Pakistan officials were held to defeat BJP and now mutual love for Tipu Sultan and Jinnah, Shah added, ” I appeal to Congress not to involve foreign nations in our domestic politics. Let’s keep the discourse civil and positive.”

Shah’s tweets came amid protests in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) where the controversy had erupted on Tuesday over a portrait of Pakistan’s ‘Father of the Nation’, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The matter hit the headlines after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Aligarh MP Satish Gautam questioned the portrait’s presence in the AMU student union office.

Dr. Subramanian Swamy had said that AMU is a centrally funded university, there is no place for the portrait of a man who played such a divisive role in the partition of India and ensuing violence.

A former president of the AMU student union had revealed on Tuesday that the portrait of Jinnah was put up in 1938 before independence when he had been given a ‘lifetime membership’. Others, including Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, were also given ‘lifetime membership’ and had their portraits placed.

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