BJP leader Basit Ali wrote to the administration in his own capacity, however, he used BJP’s letterhead to communicate with the administration.
Basit Ali, the minority morcha chief of Uttar Pradesh BJP, wrote to the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) administration seeking permission to install statues of two Janasangha stalwarts Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and Deen Dayal Upadhayay on its campus.
Ali wrote to the administration in his own capacity, however, he used BJP’s letterhead to communicate with the administration. In his letter, Ali requested the varsity administration to provide a piece of land to install statues of the leaders whom he reveres as great nationalist leaders who fought for national justice.
The letter came a day before the birth anniversary of Mukherjee who was among the first to raise voice for the abrogation of article 370.
Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay is credited for advocating Antyodya ideology for uplifting deprived Indians. Upadhyay believed that India’s growth could not be ascertained without breaking the shackles of poverty and illiteracy, said Ali in the letter to AMU. The demand was raised just after Prime Minister Modi called for increasing BJP outreach among the indigenous, mainly the Pasmanda Muslims.