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CM Yogi: Chandragupta Maurya defeated Sikandar, but still not called ‘Great’ in history

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath claimed on Sunday that Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of the Maurya Empire, had defeated Alexander of Macedonia, yet historians did not describe Chandragupta Maurya as “great”. Alexander died in 323 BC, a few years after his Indian campaign. While there is some debate among historians on Chandragupta’s coming to power, there is still controversy about when Chandragupta came to power. But it is generally believed that Chandragupta came to power after the death of Alexander.

“History never called Emperor Ashoka or Chandragupta Maurya great, but it called Sikandar the great, who was defeated by Chandragupta Maurya,” CM Yogi Adityanath said at the ‘Social Representative Conference’ organized by BJP’s OBC Morcha. Historians are silent on such issues. However, once the countrymen learn the truth, India will change.

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath attacked the Samajwadi Party (SP) saying that people were ‘bringing division’ in a way supporting Taliban. Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Suheldev and SP ally Om Prakash Rajbhar on Thursday (November 12) blamed the Sangh for the partition, a day after he said that India would have remained united if Mohammad Ali Jinnah was elected as the country’s leader. The first prime minister would have been made. Last month, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav compared Pakistan’s founder to Mahatma Gandhi, Vallabhbhai Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru.

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