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Chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' if you want to live in this country: Devendra Fadnavis

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 03 April 2016, 01:14 PM

Maharastra CM Devendra Fadnavis is the latest to speak controversial Bharat Mata Ki Jai chantinmg issue. Fadnavis, while addressing a gathering in Maharashtra was quoted saying by news abgency ANI that “if a you wan’t to live in this country, you have to say Bharat MaTa Ki Jai”.

“If you want to live in this country then you have to say Bharat Mata ki Jai, otherwise you have no right to live here. Some people say we will not say Bharat Mata ki Jai. Then what? Pakistan ki jai or China ki jai?.” He added: “Went to a Mazar in Mumbai, hundreds of Muslim priests chanted Bharat Mata ki Jai.Those who say Bharat ke tukde honge will fail.” (Also read. BJP, Shiv Sena hit out at Darul Uloom over Bharat mata ki jai fatwa)

Chief imam of the All India Imam Organisation (AIIO) Umer Ahmed Ilyasi was quick to slam Maharashtra Chief Minister the remarks saying that the people on responsible positions should avoid making such statements. ‘No one has a right to decide as to who would live in this country or not. If you force certain things on people then it would give rise to hatred. People on such responsible positions should refrain from making such statement,’ Ilyasi told ANI.

Maha CM Fadnavis became the latest polictican to joining the ongoing debate on nationalism, which is being linked to chanting of certain slogans in recent times.

First Published: Sunday, April 03, 2016 09:50 AM
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