Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the comment made by their candidate from Bhopal Parliamentary constituency Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur. He said, "BJP thinks they are the one who gives the certificates of nationalism. BJP don't believe in constitution and want to remove it. BJP is trying to send such people who don't believe in law and constitution to parliament. BJP is taking this country backward. BJP should cancel Sadhvi Pragya's candidature."