Why Jinnah is on the agenda of this newly-elected Aligarh BJP MP

Satish Kumar Gautam who defeated BSP's Ajeet Baliyan wants to send AMU's Jinnah portrait to Pakistan to end the controversy over the photo.

Published: 24th May 2019 06:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th May 2019 06:59 PM   |  A+A-

Satish Kumar Gautam

Satish Kumar Gautam (Photo | ANI/Twitter)

By ANI

ALIGARH: After winning Lok Sabha elections from Aligarh for the second consecutive time, Satish Kumar Gautam of BJP said that his first priority is to "send the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to Pakistan".

"Among my priorities is to send the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah which is locked inside a room in AMU to Pakistan," said Gautam while talking to ANI.

"I will also work for the reservation of SC/ST students. "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" is our motto," he said.

Gautam secured 656215 votes defeating BSP candidate Ajeet Baliyan who bagged 426954 votes. BJP had won Aligarh seat five times in a row from 1991 to 2001 in the Lok Sabha elections. The Congress won back this seat in 2004 and lost it to the BSP in 2009.

The BJP secured the Aligarh seat in 2014 when Satish Kumar Gautam defeated his BSP rival by over 2.87 lakh votes.

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