Previous UP CM Akhilesh Yadav’s announcement on Wednesday that no trooper from Gujarat had ever got martyred drew fire from nationals and government officials alike. Reflect saw relatives of martyred children of Gujarat to assess what they felt about Akhilesh’s announcement. Rajshree, dowager of Mukesh Rathod who yielded his life amid the 1999 Kargil war, remarked: “Akhilesh’s announcement was awful. We have been discussing it since we initially heard it on TV. Saints don’t have a place with any state, they have a place with the nation. Losing them is not any state’s misfortune but rather country’s misfortune.”
By chance, Rajshree was five months’ pregnant when she lost her better half. Today, her child Mrugesh is 17. With tears running down her face, Mukesh’s mom Samjuben Rathod stated: “Just the individuals who have lost their child, spouse, sibling or father can identify with our agony of losing Mukesh. My child was one among the 13 warriors from Gujarat who lost their lives in the Kargil war. Our distress and feeling of misfortune is outside the ability to understand of government official like Akhilesh.”
Jagdish Soni, 65-year-old sibling of Captain Nilesh Soni — who lost his life alongside 11 others while pushing back Pakistani officers on the Siachen Glacier in 1987—stated: “It profoundly disheartens me to see that saints are presently being isolated by states. As I would see it, Akhilesh Yadav does not know much about Gujarat and ought not have made such a pointless remark.” A landmark, ‘Shaheed Capt. Nishesh Soni Smarak’, has been raised in the memory of Captain Nilesh Soni in Paldi by the state government. Saint Major Rushikesh Ramani was slaughtered while battling psychological oppressors amid a hunt operation in Kupwara area close to the Line of Control in Kashmir. His mom Geeta Ramani, 54, stated, “I brought forth Rushikesh and Bharatmaa (India) supported him. Moms don’t separate between their children on the premise of state, rank or religion. Akhileshji has put forth a political expression by saying that there have been no saints from Gujarat.
I can give him no less than 10 names of those having a place with Gujarat who lost their lives for the nation. We are in contact with the greater part of the families who lost a child, sibling, spouse or father. Akhileshji ought to have checked the figures before putting forth such expressions.” Geetaben’s brother by marriage is in the Indian Air Force. Munim Singh, father of Lance Naik Gopal Singh Bhardoria who was martyred in a savage firearm fight with fear based oppressors in J&K this year, stated: “Akhileshji has been voted out of UP and he has lost respectability and mental adjust. He is attempting to separate the nation with silly proclamations.
A man who neglected to be a child to his dad can without a doubt not be a child of the nation. He has frequently been turning to such separation and control strategies in UP. He has isolated Hindus and Muslims and in addition Rajputs, Thakurs and Brahmins. In this way he had been voted out of UP. The general population of the nation can’t excuse him. He talked about Gujarat’s jackasses and now he has demonstrated that he doesn’t have the mind of a jackass.”
Chief Alap Desai, who resigned in 2007, said he knew in regards to lower portrayal of Gujarat when it came to Army benefit. “Yet, what Akhilesh said was an exceptionally unrefined approach to take a gander at the issue. Bring down portrayal of Gujarat has more to do with the social attitude of individuals here who have confronted lesser wartime monstrosities contrasted with Punjab, J&K or Rajasthan. Yadav’s announcement is wrong, as well as rough.” Narendra Desai, who resigned as a NCO (non-charged officer) from the Air Force in 1972, stated: “This is absurdity in the interest of Akhilesh Yadav. A saint is a saint — whether he is from UP, Bihar or anyplace else. This is extremely frivolous and ought not go on without serious consequences, regardless of whether it originates from a previous CM or a typical man.”