Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was born in the year 1886 in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. The king was fond of education, so he took a lot of education in his time.
Know who was Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh
The Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh had announced the opening of a state level university in Aligarh in the name of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh exactly two years ago. The Yogi Adityanath government had announced in September 2019 that the state government would open a new university in Aligarh district of the state. After the announcement of the UP government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University in Aligarh on Tuesday, 14 September. Regarding Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University, BJP says that they are giving respect to those people of the country, who were ignored by other governments.
Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh belonged to the Jat community
Very few people know the king in whose name Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to lay the foundation stone of the university in Aligarh today. Most of the people of the Jat community know about Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, who belongs to the Jat community. Apart from this, the people of western Uttar Pradesh also have some information about Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh. Now it becomes very important to know about the king in whose name the university is going to be built in Aligarh. Therefore, today we are going to tell you some very important things about Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh here.
Government was formed in Afghanistan during the First World War
Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was born in the year 1886 in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. The king was fond of education, so he took a lot of education in his time. It is said that at that time he used to be a very educated person in his area. Along with being a freedom fighter, Raja Mahendra Pratap also worked as a writer and journalist. He became the king of Mursan princely state of Hathras. You will be surprised to know that Mahendra Pratap Singh went to Afghanistan during the First World War and formed India’s first government-in-exile there. He himself also became the President of India’s first government-in-exile in Afghanistan.
There were many similarities with Netaji from the point of view of work.
Mahendra Pratap Singh announced the first government-in-exile in Afghanistan on December 1, 1915. According to a BBC report, Raja Mahendra Pratap also did the same thing in his life as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose did. From the point of view of work, Mahendra Pratap and Netaji Bose had many similarities. Although Netaji was a member of the Congress party, Mahendra Pratap was not officially a member of the Congress. Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh stayed out of India for about 32 years and made a lot of efforts at his level to get independence for the country. He pleaded for help from Germany, Russia and Japan for independence but he did not get any help from these countries.
Congress party did not give special attention
Mahendra Pratap Singh returned to India in 1946, just before the country’s independence. After returning to India, he met with Mahatma Gandhi in Wardha. He had tried but at that time he was not given any special attention in the Congress party. However, he remained active in politics after the country got independence. He died in the year 1979.
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