Prime Minister Narendra Modi looking at the model of the university.
– Photo : ANI
Giving credit to the state government for this, he also tried to give a message that it was possible only because of Yogi Adityanath being the Chief Minister. Modi and Yogi tried to convince Jatland on one hand with the help of the symbol of King Mahendra Pratap that BJP is taking care of their concerns, respect, self-respect and sentiments. At the same time, not only the people of this area but also tried to inculcate in the minds of the people of the state and all over the country that the governments before their government, due to vested interests, appeasement, counting of votes, have made those great men of the country behind the scenes. Pushed those who used to come in the way of his policy of appeasement.
Significance of Raja Mahendra Pratap
Actually, Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was the person who fought against the British after spending 35 years in exile. In 1915, by forming the first exile government, the British government was challenged. He became the President of the government-in-exile while Barkatullah Khan was his Prime Minister. Raja Mahendra Pratap, who was born in the Jat princely state, not only fought for independence but also did a lot of work for social and educational reforms. Late Dr. Dau Ji Gupta, the former mayor of the capital Lucknow, once told that Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was a great philosopher and visionary. He had established a new stream ‘Prem Dharma’ between religion and culture.
Not only this, he felt the need for skill development in 1909, along with establishing the country’s first polytechnic in Vrindavan and forming a ‘World Federation’, he had told the need for coordination among the countries of the world. Even Mahatma Gandhi used to respect him. Dr. Gupta had told that being from the Jat family and doing amazing historical work, he became the ‘Icon’ of the Jats.
That’s why it has political meaning
An example of his popularity is the 1957 Lok Sabha election when he forfeited the security of every person contesting against him in Mathura as an independent. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was also among those who were defeated by him. It is evident that Modi tried to give this message to the Jats on the pretext of forgetting the great men on the previous governments in Aligarh and correcting the mistakes of the 20th century in the 21st century, their concerns and feelings can be respected only by the BJP governments.
intention to keep promises
Not only this, through Aligarh, the Prime Minister also gave a message that the Yogi government of the Center and the state not only makes promises but fulfills them. In 2019, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had announced the opening of a university in his name, making an issue of ignoring Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh during his visit to Aligarh. He made this announcement in view of the electoral scenario only to remove the resentment of the Jats, but somewhere behind this the issue of Hindutva was also hidden.
Look at the equation of Hindutva
In the midst of BJP’s attacks on AMU, which is in political headlines over Jinnah’s photographs, by laying the foundation stone of the university in the name of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, the BJP government has indicated to do political mathematics not only in signs but also on the equations of Hindutva. BJP will definitely get some benefit from this. Engineer Kaptan Singh, president of Maharaja Surajmal Institute, also says, ‘At least the contribution of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh got some recognition. By the way, we (Jat society) are demanding him from the government of Bharat Ratna.
they also have meaning
The Prime Minister not only tried to give a political message to the Jats from Aligarh, but also gave a political message to the backwards by taking the name of Kalyan Singh at the beginning of the speech, that for the BJP, welfare will never be irrelevant. Along with this, through Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh and Kalyan, he also tried to reach out to the farmers of the West. That’s why he not only enumerated the work being done for the farmers in Aligarh, but while talking about increasing the contribution of Aligarh from the security of the houses to the protection of the borders, he tried to tell the farmers of the West that they were concerned, respected, Not only for self-respect but also for the employment of the youth of their homes.
That’s why it has political meaning