Mumbai: In yet another controversial statement, (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi, in a direct attack on the RSS, said that he would not chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.

Asaduddin Owaisi, a three-time parliamentarian from Hyderabad, has controversially declared that he will not chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai “even if you put a knife to my throat.”

Mr Owaisi, a leader of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen or AIMIM, made the remarks as a riposte to Mohan Bhagwat, the chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), who had said that the young people of India had to be taught to chant slogans in support of the country.

Owaisi further said that he will “continue to support” the family of Ishrat Jahan.

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