Asking BJP top brass to take a cue from its Bahraich MP Savitribai Phule, who termed Jinnah as “mahapurash” (great man), former Union minister and senior Congress leader Saiffudin Soz on Sunday said it is a “warning to RSS/BJP die-hards seeking removal of Jinnah portrait from Aligarh Muslim University”.
“Amazing warning by BJP MP Bahraich Savitribai Phule to RSS/BJP die-hards seeking removal of Jinnah’s Portrait from AMU, calls him prominent leader. I greeted her and denounced Aditiyanath’s extremism. I wish BJP top brass learns a lesson, appreciate Savitribai’s wise counsel,” tweeted Soz.Amid furore over a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah hung at AMU, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Bahraich, Savitribai Phule, had called him a “mahapurush” for his contribution towards India’s freedom struggle. “Jinnah was a great personality. He contributed to freedom struggle. He was, is and shall always remain a great person,” Phule had said.