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Jawaharlal Nehru not a 'pandit' as he ate 'beef', 'pork', says BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 12 Aug 2018, 12:21:19 AM
Jawaharlal Nehru not a 'pandit' as he ate 'beef', 'pork, says BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja

New Delhi:

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja has fired up yet another controversy regarding former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Ahuja who represents Ramgarh assembly constituency of Alwar alleged that it was the Congress party who has put ‘Pandit’ in front of Jawaharlal Nehru’s name and accused them of casteism.

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“Nehru was not a Pandit. One who ate beef and pork, cannot be a Pandit,” he told news agency ANI on Friday.

India’s first prime minister was recently in headlines after Dalai Lama said that Pandit Nehru stopped Mahatma Gandhi to make Muhammad Ali Jinnah the first PM of India as he opposed the partition.

“Rahul Gandhi has never visited temples with Indira Gandhi. If my claim is wrong, I will quit my post or Sachin Pilot should quit his post,” said Ahuja while reacting to Sachin Pilot’s statement on Rahul Gandhi.

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Earlier, Pilot has said that the Congress president started visiting temples due to his grandmother Indira Gandhi.

However, this is not the first time that the BJP minister has made the headlines. Ahuja had recently said that cow slaughter was a bigger crime than terrorism.

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“Cow slaughtering is a bigger crime than terrorism. Terrorists kill two to three people, but when a cow is killed, sentiments of crores of Hindus get hurt,” Ahuja had said.

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First Published : 11 Aug 2018, 01:43:16 PM