“Akhilesh is today’s Aurangzeb,” says Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Uttar Pradesh election rally

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chohan took the public discourse to a new low on Sunday when he launched a personal attack against Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav calling him ‘today’s Aurangzeb.’
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Addressing an election rally, houhan said, “Akhilesh is today’s Aurangzeb. One who wasn’t (loyal) to his father, how will he be(loyal)to you. I am not saying this. This was said by Mulayam Singh Yadav, who himself said that the one who could never be loyal to his father, how can he be loyal to you….Aurangzeb jailed his father, killed his brothers. Mulayam Ji says no one has humiliated him the way Akhilesh did.”



Chouhan was addressing in Deoria in Uttar Pradesh, which is going to polls in seven phases. This is not the first time a senior BJP leader has made a desperate attempt to link the election to Mughal rulers or India’s Muslim neighbouring countries. Earlier, Yogi Adityanath himself has tried to invoke Alexander the Great (thinking that the Greek ruler was Muslim) and Afghanistan’s Taliban to polarise voters in favour of the BJP.