Angered over former Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti’s recent remarks about the scrapping of Article 370, Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Patel on Monday said she should move to Pakistan with her family if she does not like India and its laws.
Patel made the comments while addressing a by-poll rally in Kurali village of Vadodara district.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah brought in the CAA and scrapped Article 370 for the “safety and security” of the country.
“Mehbooba is blabbering for the last two days. She should buy plane tickets and move to Karachi with her family. That will be good for everyone,” Patel said, adding that if she wants, people of Karjan taluka would send her money to buy plane tickets.
“Those who do not like India or laws introduced by the government, such as CAA or abrogation of Article 370, should go to Pakistan. Anyone who is not feeling safe or happy should immediately move to Pakistan,” said Patel, a senior BJP leader.
He was addressing the rally in support of BJP candidate from the Karjan assembly seat Akshay Patel.
“If you still stay here, you will face action. Anyone who will do something wrong would face action. We do not want to keep trouble makers, irrespective of their caste or religion,” Patel said.
Mufti, in her first interaction with the media after her release from detention last week, had said she will not hoist the Indian tricolour till the flag of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was restored.
The PDP chief had criticised the revocation of Article 370 and said Parliament had no power to take it away. PTI