Shivraj Patil, former has shocked everyone with his statement on Lord Krishna. According to Patil, Lord Krishna gave ‘jihad lessons’ to Arjun. General public, as well as leaders are severely criticising the Congress leader’s foolish remarks.
Dapper Patil, was the Union Home Minister when terrorists committed the worst Jihad attack in India on 26/11/2008. He had changed his shirt three times during the course of his visits to the blast sites and hospitals in Mumbai. Once again, he is at the centre of controversy. He made the controversial remarks at a book launch event.
Manmohan Singh, had to sack Shivraj as home minister for his tardy response after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. Manmohan was forced to take the action after hue and cry from general public.
In latest controversy, he has said, ” It is not only Quran, where Jihad is mentioned. In Mahabharata, under Gita, there is mention of jihad where Krishna gives jihad lessons to Arjun.” The video in which he heard saying so has gone viral.
He further said that in Hindu religion, jihad means killing a good person, like killing Mahatma Gandhi in jihad. But fighting evil is neither jihad nor wrong.
“Even after explaining everything, someone is not understanding and is coming with weapons, you can’t just flee. And you can neither call it jihad nor call it wrong. This is what one must understand. You can’t make people understand with weapons in hand. That’s wrong,” the senior Congress leader said during the book launch programme.
“It is not just in Quran, but in Mahabharata also, the part in Gita, Shri Krishna also talks of jihad to Arjun and this thing is not just in Quran or Gita but also in Christianity,” he said at the event.
However, a day later, he claimed he did not mention jihad.”Will you call Krishna’s lessons to Arjun jihad? No. That’s what I said,” he said explaining.
Comments of Shivraj Patil unacceptable: Congress
Meanwhile, Shivraj’s party has distanced itself from his comments that Krishna gave Jihad lessons to Arjun. Congress spokesperson Jairam Ramesh tweeted, “My senior colleague Shivraj Patil reportedly made some comments on Bhagavad Gita that are unacceptable. Subsequently, he clarified. Congress’ stand is clear. Bhagavad Gita is a key foundational pillar of Indian civilisation. Here’s an excerpt from Nehru’s Discovery of India.”
Congress is full of hatred for Hindus: Shehzad
BJP’s spokesperson Shehzad Jai Hind, has criticised Congress party for these comments. He said, “After AAP’s Gopal Italia & Rajendra Pal, Congress is trying to beat AAP in Hindu hatred & votebank politics. Congress Party’s Shivraj Patil says Shri Krishna taught “Jihad” to Arjun! Congress coined Hindu/Saffron terror, opposed Ram Mandir, questioned Ram JI’s existence, said Hindutva = ISIS.”
“This Hindu hatred is not a sanyog but a Votebank ka Prayog – it is a deliberate ploy before Gujarat polls to polarise a votebank. Earlier, “Janeudhari” Rahul Gandhi also said things about Hindutva; said LeT less dangerous than Hindu groups; Digvijaya blamed 26/11 on Hindus,” he added.
Perverse and disgusting: Sudhanshu Trivedi
BJP MP Sudhanshu Trivedi, said, “What Shivraj Patil said is symbolic of their party’s perverse and disgusting mindset. Bal Gangadhar Tilak saw Karma Yog Shastra in Gita and Mahatma Gandhi saw Anasakti. But, people of Rahul Gandhi’s Congress see Jihad in it.”
Social media influencer Anshul Saxena, added, “Shivraj Patil said Krishna taught lessons of Jihad to Arjun. So, 26/11 Terrorists were inspired by Gita? They attacked by wearing Kalawa (red thread) & IDs on Hindu names. At that time, Patil was Home Minster & his friend Digvijaya Singh tried to declare 26/11 as ‘Hindu Terror.’