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Two opposition parties flay Maharashtra CM's statement

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 3: Two leaders of different opposition parties on Sunday slammed Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadvis’s statement that those who do not say ‘Bharat mata ki jai’ should leave India and called it a “ploy to divert attention from relevant issues”. “The people who hold ‘bhagwa’ flag dearer than the Tricolour want to take India back to the medieval ages,” Jata Dal United (JD-U) spokesman K.C. Tyagi told IANS. Calling those raising the slogan issue as “pseudo-tiolists”, Tyagi said the whole affair was a ploy to divert attention from real issues of unemployment, poverty and black money etc. “They keep coming with such issues. First, it was ‘ghar wapsi’, then came love ‘jihad’, which failed to deliver in the Bihar (assembly) elections. Then, the cow became an issue but it has backfired. Now, they have come up with this issue of ‘Bharat mata ki jai’,” Tyagi said. Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Nilotpal Basu called it “tattoo-ism”. (IANS)

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