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People who don’t say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ are Pakistanis: BJP MLA

BJP MLA Surendra Singh also said such people should not be given the permission to enter politics.

india Updated: Feb 26, 2018 15:21 IST
Press Trust of India
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BJP MLA Surendra Singh made the comment while speaking at a public event in Ballia on Sunday.(HT File Photo)

Days after declaring that India would become a Hindu nation by 2024, Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh on Monday said those who desist from saying “Bharat Mata ki Jai” are Pakistanis. At a function in Ratsad here on Sunday evening, the legislator last evening also said that such people should not be given the permission to enter politics.

“Those who have reservation in saying Bharat Mata ki Jai and Vande Matram are Pakistanis and they have no right to live in the country,” the MLA from Bairia said.

“People who do not give the status of mother to their motherland, their patriotism is doubtful... Those who have a problem in saying Bharat Mata ki Jai and Vande Mataram should not have the permission to do politics,” he said.

Last month, Singh had made headlines by stating that India would become a Hindu nation by 2024.

Speaking on illegal mining, the MLA advised people “to give two slaps to the police (personnel)” if they are stopped by them for taking sand for their personal use.

“If the police can catch hold of a thief and humiliate him, people can also give the same treatment to the police,” Singh told reporters.

First Published: Feb 26, 2018 13:34 IST