If Godse is 'nationalist', am proud to be called 'anti-national': Mehbooba Mufti

SRINAGAR: Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday hit out at the BJP and said she takes pride in being termed `anti-national` if a Hindu fanatic Nathuram Godse, who gunned down the father of the nation, is being hailed as a nationalist.

"I take pride in being called an anti-national when a Hindu fanatic who gunned down Gandhi ji is hailed as a nationalist," Mufti wrote on her Twitter handle.

She also said, "aisi nationalism aur desh bhakti humaray bas ki naheen. Yeh aapko mubarak. (Such kind of nationalism and patriotism are not our cup of tea. Congratulations to you!)."


Mufti's response comes in the wake of BJP`s candidate Pragya Singh Thakur`s remarks terming Nathuram Godse, the man who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, as a `deshbhakt` (patriot).

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah also condemned Pragya`s remarks on Godse.

"If the killer of the father of the nation is a patriot does that make Mahatma Gandhi anti-national?" queried Abdullah in his twitter post.

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