Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on April 3 said: “Some people say we will not say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai.’ Then what? Pakistan ki jai or China 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.”
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The Congress also slammed Fadnavis and the BJP for appropriating ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and creating a “false sense of national identity.”
The debate around chanting Bharat Mata ki Jai’ got escalated further on April 1 with Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband issuing a fatwa against chanting of the slogan.