Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday apologised for her minister Imran Ansari’s “lynching remarks”, saying that the latter’s intention was not wrong but the usage was.
"I don't think his intention was wrong, but because it was a wrong word I apologise," Mehbooba said.
"I can lynch you here," Jammu and Kashmir minister Imran Ansari had said to National Conference leader Devender Rana in the legislative assembly during a discussion on implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
The remark came during a heated argument between the minister and the opposition MLA.
I don't think his intention was wrong, but because it was a wrong word I apologize:J&K CM on Imran Ansari's lynching threat to Devender Rana pic.twitter.com/tKQ7yVcIVa— ANI (@ANI_news) July 5, 2017
J&K is the only state which had to implement the GST, which came into force in rest of the country on July 1 .
Rana, while taking part in the discussion on the GST regime, had said members of House should rise above "political considerations" and agree upon what is good for the state and its people.