Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday stoked controversy, asking if anyone ever witnessed martyr from Gujarat.
Yadav said the country has witnessed several martyrs from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and southern part of the country, but has anyone ever seen martyr from Gujarat.
The former chief minister’s statement comes on the close heels of skirmish along the LoC in the Valley. Yadav’s statement is a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he hails from the state.
UP, Madhya Pradesh, Dakshin Bharat har jagah se shaheed huye hain, Gujarat ka koi jawan shaheed hua ho toh batao: Akhilesh Yadav pic.twitter.com/1eN85HemJh— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 10, 2017
On Wednesday, Akhilesh had cornered the previous government over the law and order situation in the state has been reduced to a "mute spectator".
"Samajwadi Party is quiet and is not registering any protest against the BJP government at present. But, if the law and order situation remains like this, the party will certainly review its strategy. Ever since the BJP took charge of the state, there has been deterioration of law and order on a daily basis. The BJP leaders used to corner the SP a few days back on the issue of law and order. But today, they are silent, and are not issuing any statement. The government has become a mute spectator," he had told reporters in Kanpur.