Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut while slamming former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis over his remark that Pakistan’s Karachi will one day become a part of India, said they should first work on bringing back Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and then talk about Karachi.
“If Karachi comes to India, then we will welcome it. First, bring back the part of Kashmir that is occupied by Pakistan. We will go to Karachi later,” Raut told reporters when asked to comment on Fadnavis’ ‘Akhand Bharat’ remark.
Earlier , Fadnavis had said: “We believe in ‘Akhand Bharat’. We also believe that Karachi will be a part of India one day.” His remark came while he was commenting on a controversy that erupted after a Shiv Sena leader allegedly asking “Karachi Sweets” shop owner in Mumbai’s Bandra West to omit the word “Karachi” from the name.
A video of Shiv Sena leader Nitin Nandgaokar went viral last week, where he was seen allegedly asking Karachi Sweets shop owner in Bandra West to change the name “Karachi”. “You have to do it, we are giving you time. Change ‘Karachi’ to something in Marathi,” Nandgaokar had said in the video.