Breaking News! If the "small incident" remark made by former Maharashtra Dy. CM RR Patil was not enough, BJP's national Vice President, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi goofed up while talking to the media, which led to a public outrage in Mumbai and other parts of India.
BJP, which expected a clear swing of popular votes in its favour, was probably shocked to see the people in the country have turned against all politicians irrespective of their party affiliations. That was the reason why Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi slammed some women in Mumbai who were holding protests against the politicians and shouting slogans like "politicians murdabad".
"They should say "pakistan murdabad", not "politicians murdabad". Who is instigating these women groups to hold such protests? Why do some women, wearing lipsticks and powders are protesting against the politicians on the streets of Mumbai", asked Naqvi. "There is a clear attempt to divide the country and break the trust of people in India's democratic fabrics. That's why such protests against politicians are taking place. These women are following western values, and lighting candles while condemning the politicians", he further added.
The electronic media, some Hindi news channels in particular, flashed Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi 's comments throughout the day, which caused a public outrage. Hundreds of people were seen sending SMSes to TV channels, condemning Naqvi's remarks and questioning BJP's stand on this issue.
The Congress Party, which was on the back foot over the issue of terrorism, slammed Naqvi for such "irresponsible" remarks, saying politicians should respect people's views and understand their anger in the wake of such a big terror attack in the country. Meanwhile, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that BJP does not subscribe to Naqvi's personal views. Another BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Ruddy has condemned Naqvi's remarks.
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