Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Savitri Bai Phule on Thursday said that Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a 'maha purush' who had contributed in country's independence.
Speaking to ANI, she said, "Jinnah was a 'maha purush' and will always remain so. He had contributed in country's independence."
BJP MP Satish Gautam had written a letter to Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor objecting to the portrait, triggering a row that led to two youths being arrested in connection with incidents of violence and exams being postponed to May 12.
Several AMU students are on an indefinite 'dharna' after a clash with the police on May 2 when they were demanding action against right-wing protesters who had entered the campus, shouting slogans.
They are asking for a judicial probe into the "police inaction" and the manner in which the row erupted after the BJP MP objecte.