A Facebook post by a BJP MLA from Gujarat created a ruckus. BJP MLA Yogesh R Patel created a ruckus by saying that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was a member of the terrorist wing. However, the BJP MLA soon realized his mistake. When some users alerted the Anand MLA, pointing out the error in the choice of words, he removed the post in a hurry. By then the political ruckus had spread. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Gujarat unit president Isudan Gadhvi condemned the post and demanded a public apology.
Actually paying tribute to Subhash Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary, Yogesh R Patel shared a post in Gujarati on his Facebook page. In this he wrote – Bose was a member of the terrorist wing. He participated in the Civil Disobedience Movement as a Congress leader and was known to advocate socialist policies. Following this, some people alerted Anand MLA Yogesh R Patel about the choice of words. After this he realized his mistake and immediately deleted the post.
BJP MLA Yogesh R Patel attributed the mistake to an error in translation and later apologised. MLA Yogesh R Patel (Bapji) said that due to an error while translating from English to Gujarati, wrong words were posted on social media. On this lapse, Gujarat unit president of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Isudan Gadhvi said – I condemn BJP MLA Yogeshbhai for calling Subhash Chandra Bose a terrorist. Simply deleting the post is not enough. Even if it was posted by mistake, Patel should publicly apologise.
At the same time, after this post went viral, the Congress raised a strong objection. Congress also lodged a complaint in the cyber cell regarding this. Congress spokesperson Pawan Kheda tweeted – Will media channels debate on BJP’s Gujarat MLA Yogesh R Patel’s comment, in which he is calling Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose a terrorist? Gujarat Congress has lodged an FIR against this MLA. BJP MLA Yogesh R Patel issued a statement saying – wrong words were posted due to error in translation from English to Gujarati. BJP’s strong leader Yogesh Patel is known by the name of Baap Ji in his area.