Varanasi: Training his guns on AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and radical Sikh leader Simranjit Singh Mann, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar on Thursday said those who cannot chant slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ should be sent back to Pakistan with their families.
“Those who cannot raise pro-national slogans and cannot love the nation and raise Pakistani flag should be sent to Pakistan because they love Pakistan and hate India. They want to live with Pakistanis and not with the Indians,” Kumar told ANI. ”Those who do not love and respect India and feel good about raising Pakistani flag and chanting ‘Pakistan Jindabaad’ slogans should be sent to Pakistan with their family and belongings so that they can live as loyal Pakistanis and not cultivate extremism and violence in India,” he added.
Further slamming Owaisi and Mann, the RSS leader said the two are ready to say ‘Madre Vatan Hindusthan’, which is the Urdu and Parsi translation of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, but they do not like saying it in Hindi. ”It shows they have hatred towards languages. Language is nothing but expression. Loving a language and hating another shows they believe in differentiation and extremism,” he said.
Against the backdrop of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s suggestion that the new generation needs to be taught to chant slogans hailing mother India Owaisi earlier said that he won’t chant slogans of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, even if a knife is put to his throat. ”I won’t utter that (slogan) even if you put a knife on my throat. Nowhere has it been mentioned in the Constitution that one should say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’,” he said.
Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar President Simranjit Singh Mann said “Sikhs do not worship women in any form. Hence, they can’t chant this slogan.” Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu yesterday said the controversy on ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ has been created to divert the government from its agenda of development and good governance. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis earlier accused the Congress-led Opposition of indulging in politics of appeasement and declared he will proudly chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ even if it costs him his post.