RSS, Shiv Sena trying to disown the Constitution, says NCP
Mumbai: Condemning the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Shiv Sena over the "India is a Hindu nation" remark, the Nationalist Congress Party said here on Tuesday the two organisations are trying to "disown the Constitution", drafted by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Stoking yet another controversy, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had said India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity, while Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had backed Bhagwat`s statement.
"India is a secular country. The demand to declare India a Hindu nation was made even before Independence, but Ambedkar rejected these while drafting the Constitution," NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik told reporters here.
"Despite this, RSS and Shiv Sena are propagating the demand for a Hindu Rashtra," Malik said, adding "this is nothing but an attempt to disown the Constitution".
He said if anyone tries to touch the Constitution, the people of the country would not tolerate it.
"Uddhav Thackeray, who blames Pakistan as `bitter gourd`, should put forth his views to Prime Minister Narendra Modi," Malik said.
Modi and Nawaz Sharif have cordial ties, he said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Sheena murder: Trio to be taken to Raigad to re-construct crime scene
- Mikhail emailed sister Sheena Bora's resignation letter: Report
- DNA: 1965 Indo-Pak war- Analysis of India's victory and exposing Pakistan's lies
- Raksha Bandhan: Sushma Swaraj ties Rakhi to Venkaiah Naidu
- Shiv Sena announces award of 2 lakh for Hindu families with 5 kids
- Indrani's ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna confesses to police he was involved in Sheena's murder
- Women's hockey team seals Olympic spot after 36 years, creates history on Dhyan Chand's birthday
- Dawood, Hafiz Saeed to be in fix as US, India may join hands to nab them
- Sushma Swaraj ties rakhi to M Venkaiah Naidu
- Indrani Mukerjea's son Mikhail emailed Sheena Bora's resignation letter