'On deathbed, Humayun advised Babur to respect cows' : BJP Rajasthan President

JAIPUR: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajasthan president Madan Lal Saini on Wednesday stated that Mughal ruler Humayun told Babur that to rule in India, he must respect cows, Brahmins, and women.

Saini's statement, which was historically shambolic, quickly 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, as per a news agency.

As per historical facts, Babur died in 1531, while Humayun died in 1556.

A former MLA and RSS volunteer, Saini was elected as the BJP Rajasthan's president in June.

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, "Maybe the Mughals had a time machine."

 

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