Yogi Adityanath said Uttar Pradesh is moving on the path of development and highlighted various efforts of the government.
Om Prakash Rajbhar, the chief of the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP), an ally of the SP, had on Thursday blamed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for the country's partition.
Akhilesh Yadav spoke of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru and Jinnah in the same breath as leaders who fought for India's independence, prompting a criticism from the BJP.
Earlier, its name was ‘Rashtra or Nation in Indian Political Thought’.
He also claimed India's partition would not have happened if Mahatma Gandhi's wish of Jinnah becoming the prime minister had materialised.
Even the Indian cricket fraternity is not making much noise about Imran Khan emerging victorious in Pakistan polls.
Jinnah House belongs to India, not enemy property: Union Home Minister for State Hansraj Gangaram Ahir
Originally named as South Court, the sea-facing bungalow was built by Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in 1936 after he returned from England.
In their letter to Kovind, the students alleged that no satisfactory action has been taken by the Uttar Pradesh government yet.
Jinnah's portrait row a non-issue, it is there at Bombay High Court and Sabarmati Ashram too: Aligarh Muslim University VC Tariq Mansoor
Professor Tariq Mansoor also asserts that the agitation by students in the university had no connection with the Jinnah portrait row.
Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey says Muhammad Ali Jinnah had worked to destroy the country
The BJP leaders statement comes amid the controversy over a portrait of the Pakistan founder at the Aligarh Muslim University.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday hit out at the Congress Party after their suspended leader Mani Shankar Aiyar praised Muhammad Ali Jinnah amid the Aligarh Muslim University portrait controversy.
Muslim organisations on Saturday burnt 'anti-Jinnah' posters outside BJP office in Lucknow in protest against the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Aligarh Muslim University.
The stir got strength as students from JNU, Jamia, Delhi University and Allahabad University joined the stir with AMU students who have been boycotting the academic activities for the last four days.
Row over Jinnah's portrait hanging in AMU Students Union Hall archive building has now blown up into a full-scale confrontation between Hindutva elements and the agitating students of the University.
Maulanas support removal of Jinnah’s portrait from AMU; Muslim Mahasangh chief announces Rs 1 lakh reward
Farhat Ali Khan said that no organisation in Pakistan must be having photos of Indian leaders who fought for independence, and the vice versa should be followed in India.