Muslim mob killed my grandfather, yet dad gave Muslim names to kids: Yogendra Yadav
Psephologist-turned-political leader Yogendra Yadav on Thursday shared a tragic story of his grandfather who was murdered by a Muslim mob. Yogendra Yadav shared the story in a debate on India Today TV with BJP spokesperson Amit Malviya on Sadhvi Pragya Singh's candidature.
Yogendra Yadav tweeted, "In a debate on Pragya Singh's candidature, BJP's Amit Malviya had no answers. So he used the standard distraction trick and brought up the issue of my name. This was my response."
In the debate, Yogendra Yadav said, "My grandfather was murdered by a Muslim mob in the presence of my father. Those were the days of Mahatma Gandhi." Yadav said that his father was a follower of Mahatma Gandhi and this incident changed his father's life.
"He was a follower of Gandhi and it [incident] changed his heart. That child who saw his father being murdered actually decided to name his children after the people from the community who murdered my grandfather," Yogendra Yadav said. He also said, "In any other country, someone would've written novels about it."
Yogendra Yadav explained that he did not take credit for his father's actions. "The credit goes to my father who is over 90 years old now," he said. Yadav also slammed BJP spokesperson Amit Malviya, who was part of the video conference, for accusing him of playing communal politics.