The charioteer of Lal Krishna Advani's 'Rath Yatra' was a Muslim, Corona took his life - Newztezz Online


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

The charioteer of Lal Krishna Advani's 'Rath Yatra' was a Muslim, Corona took his life

After the independence of the country, Lal Krishna Advani had to leave his home. He came to India after partition. After coming to India, he played an important role in the politics of the country. This is the reason why he is considered an intellectual, capable and strong leader. When Lal Krishna Advani's politics is mentioned, the most important 'Ram Rath Yatra' is definitely included in it.

Born on 8 November 1927 in Karachi, present day Pakistan city, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani has entered his 96th year. He has seen many ups and downs in this journey. Lal Krishna Advani did his early education from St. Patrick's School, Karachi. He graduated in law from Government Law College, Lahore and then Mumbai. Advani had joined RSS during his studies. Whenever Advani is talked about, his Rath Yatra is definitely mentioned.

'Ram Rath Yatra', started from Somnath in Gujarat in the 90s, had changed the condition and direction of the country's politics. This Rath Yatra was quite controversial and interesting. Rath Yatra started in 1990 on the birthday of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay i.e. 25th September. The Rath Yatra had to cover a distance of 10 thousand kilometers and take part in the Kar Seva to be held in Ayodhya on 30 October.

Rath Yatra was stopped in Bihar

The journey of 'Ram Rath Yatra' that was planned could not be completed. Lalu Prasad Yadav's government in Bihar had stopped this Rath Yatra. The reason for this was the increase in communal tension in the country due to 'Ram Rath Yatra'. The purpose of the Rath Yatra was to garner public support for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. At the time the Babri Masjid controversy was in full swing in the country, and there was a situation of tension between Hindus and Muslims in the country. By stopping the Rath Yatra, Lalu Prasad Yadav was also trying to become a hero among the Muslims in the political circles, in which he was successful.

The driver of the Rath Yatra was a Muslim

Despite all these circumstances, there was a unique thing about 'Ram Rath Yatra'. The driver of that Rath Yatra vehicle was a Muslim. The driver of the 'Ram Rath Yatra' that started from Somnath was Salim Makkani, a resident of Mumbai. The mini bus was given the form of a chariot. Where Lal Krishna Advani was gathering people's support on the chariot. At the same time, Salim was steering the chariot.

Salim was also arrested along with LK Advani.

In October 1990, Salim reached Bihar for Rath Yatra. On October 23, Lal Krishna Advani was arrested in Bihar. The administration had also taken possession of his chariot. At the same time, the chariot driver Salim was also arrested for violation of Section 144. Where Lal Krishna Advani was arrested and sent via helicopter to the inspection building of Mayurakshi Irrigation Project located at Masanjore in Dumka district on the border of Bengal. At the same time, Salim Makhani was kept in Samastipur Parishad.

Salim had announced to go to Ayodhya

There was political turmoil in the country after the Rath Yatra was stopped and Lal Krishna Advani was arrested. VP Singh's government had fallen at the centre. The issue of Ayodhya Ram temple had come into full swing. It is mentioned in Lalu Prasad Yadav's autobiography 'Gopalganj to Raisina: My Politics Journey' that meanwhile, the arrested chariot driver Salim had announced after his arrest that after his release, he would go straight to Ayodhya. After becoming a Muslim, this announcement of Salim made him very popular among Hindus.

Corona had taken Salim's life

In the year 2020, Corona virus took the life of Salim Makkani. On July 4, he was admitted to Madina Hospital in Byculla in critical condition. His lungs had become infected. At the same time, his Corona report came positive. Salim had very good relations with politicians from different parties. People used to respect him a lot. When he fell ill, NCP leader and Maharashtra State Housing Minister Jitendra Awadh immediately sent two expensive injections for him. But his life could not be saved.

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