In the backdrop of AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi’s statement that he would not chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said on Tuesday that those who did want to say the slogan had no right to stay in India.
“I feel that those who don’t want to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai have no right to stay in India. They should go to some other country,” Vijayvargiya told reporters in Kolkata.
Rejecting RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s suggestion for chanting the slogan to infuse patriotism, Owaisi had said on Monday he would not say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ even if a knife was put to his throat, prompting Shiv Sena to tell him that he should go to Pakistan.
Owaisi’s statement came days after Bhagwat said the new generation needed to be taught to chant slogans hailing ‘Mother India’.