Ideological victory for BJP in nationalism debate, says Jaitley

Saturday, Mar 26, 2016,14:22 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Vowing to take forward the ideological battle on nationalism, Union Minister Arun Jaitley today said BJP has won the first round as people who raised anti-India slogans till now have been forced to say Jai Hind, if not Bharat mata ki jai.

Raising the pitch on the issue, Jaitley also took a swipe at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who had visited JNU following an event where anti-India slogans had been raised and said, Some people are questioning the nationalism of Savarkar, who inspired lakhs and crores of countrymen. These very people are attending programmes of those who talk of breaking up India.

This is a huge challenge for us. This is a big ideological challenge. We should consider this an ideological battle and I feel we have won its first round. Now people who were raising slogans against the country have started saying they will chant ‘Jai Hind’, if not ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’.

Atleast they have been said something to convey their allegiance to the country. This was your ideological victory that you forced them to say this, he said while addressing the Executive Committee meeting of Delhi BJP.

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