Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kavinder Gupta has said that earlier Jammu and Kashmir didn’t have a single man who hailed ‘Mother India’ and that now is the time to teach “bharatiyata” in the region.
His comments come following the J-K government’s order to hoist the national flag at all government buildings.
Speaking to ANI, Gupta also said that following the abrogation of Article 370, the incidents of shutdown and stone-pelting have stopped in Jammu and Kashmir.
“After Article 370 repeal, shutdowns and incidents of stone-pelting have stopped. Now we need to teach bharatiyata. The Indian flag is our pride and it’s wrong if it isn’t hoisted in Kashmir. The concept of the state flag has ended now.”
“It is unfortunate that we couldn’t find a single man there (in Kashmir) who hails Mother India even after spending crores of rupees in the last 70 years. But the situation has changed now,” he added.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has directed the district officers of the union territory to ensure that the national flag is hoisted on all government buildings and establishments under their jurisdiction.