Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday courted a controversy when he asked if any jawan hailing from Gujarat has martyred.
The Samajwadi Party leader, who recently faced a rout in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections, said politics is being played in the name of nationalism and Vande Matram.
“The jawans from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, South India have martyred, why not from Gujarat?” asked Yadav, stirring controversy.
Akhilesh's statement has not gone down well with Twitterati. Here are some of the reactions:
— SAtish (@satishscorpion) May 10, 2017
मुलायम राज घराने के 25 साल से ज्यादा हो गए,परिवार का एक लड़का फ़ौजी तो दूर होमगार्ड भी न बना,डरपोक परिवार??
— Ambikesh Dubey (@AmbikeshDubey) May 10, 2017
@ANINewsUP अच्छा किया जो चुनाव में तुम्हारी औकात याद दिला दी हमने। फक्र है।
— Vineet (@TheAeroMechanic) May 10, 2017
— Sunil Bharwaj (@sunilkrbhardwaj) May 10, 2017
@ANINewsUP utter shame do we need such crap leaders
— Sanjay Singh (@sanjaykudia) May 10, 2017
— Indian Defence forum (@IDFIndianDef) May 10, 2017
— Karmanyewa Dhikarste (@gyansr) May 10, 2017
— Yatin Shah (@yatinshah) May 10, 2017