First, it is important to understand that UG Krishnamurti and the more famous Jeddu Krishnamurti are not the same guy. There is no connection between the two. The first photo is Jeddu, the second is UG.
I am a Jeddu fan, not so much a UG fan, thought I don't have any problems with him. I just do not find him very interesting or profound.
That said, there is some truth to his statement, but only at a high level of perception. Meditation and the idea of Enlightenment need to be abandoned eventually, but to do so from the start is usually a mistake.
Any ism must eventually be discarded at the higher stages. But without the ism, it is very difficult to reach those stages.
To tell the truth to those not ready to hear it is often worse than telling a lie.