Soldiers of all communities played a role in Kargil: Akhilesh
Bareilly (UP): In the wake of a major controversy over Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan`s remarks on the Kargil conflict, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that soldiers of all communities had played a role in the Kargil war.
Asked about Khan`s remarks that it was `Muslim soldiers` who had ensured India`s victory in the 1999 Kargil war against Pakistan, Akhilesh said "...It is a very important thing... In Kargil, Army, society and the country all have made a contribution".
"People of all the communities, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians have made a contribution," Akhilesh told reporters after addressing an election meeting in favour of his party`s nominee here.
Khan, a senior minister in the UP government, had yesterday said that it was `Muslim soldiers` who had ensured India`s victory in the 1999 Kargil war against Pakistan, drawing ire of political parties who have also sought action by the Election Commission.
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