New Delhi, Jul 25: Rajasthan Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Madan Lal Saini asserted that Mughal emperor Humayun told Babur that if wants to rule India, he must respect cows, Brahmins and women. In a short period of time, Saini’s statement, which was historically wrong, became a laughing stock.
“When Humayun was dying, he called Babur and told him, “if you want to rule Hindustan, you must keep three things in mind- respect cows, brahmins & women,” Saini said on Tuesday, as per news agency ANI. Meanwhile, histroy suggests that Babur died in 1531 whereas, Humayun died in 1556.
Saini’s statement came at a time when the BJP is facing backlash over the lynching of Rakbar Khan, alias Akbar of Kol village in Haryana’s Nuh district, by suspected cow vigilantes in Ramgarh’s Lalavandi forests in Alwar district in Rajasthan.
Soon after his statement, Twitter was flooded with history lessons for him. While one Twitterati said that the minister seems to be a graduate in entire ‘political science’, another quipped, “May be the Mughals had a time machine.”
“History says Humayun was Babur’s son & Babur was already dead when Humayun was dying.
If Madan Lal Saini happens to be the eye & ear witness present near Humayun’s deathbed, then history needs to be corrected,” a tweet read.
Saini—a former MLA and RSS volunteer, was appointed as the state unit BJP president in June.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja demanded the release of three persons arrested for allegedly lynching 28-year old Akbar Khan on suspicion of the victim’s involvement in smuggling cows. His demand came after Rajasthan’s Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria ordered a judicial inquiry into the matter. “It was repeatedly said by the MLA that he was not killed by the people and he died in police custody. When the home minister has admitted the fact of the custodial death, why innocent cow vigilantes and villagers are being made accused?” a statement issued by Ahuja’s office said. The BJP MLA also demanded immediate arrest of Aslam, who is the second accused in the case of cow smuggling.