Everyone, including politicians, are free to visit newly-created UT: Amit Shah
Says BJP leaders shouldn't have uttered 'goli maro', 'Indo-Pak match'
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said statements like ‘goli maro’ and ‘Indo-Pak match’ should not have been made by BJP leaders while campaigning for the Delhi Assembly elections and that such remarks may have cost the party dearly.
He, however, said the BJP does not fight elections just for victory or defeat but believes in expanding its ideology through polls.
“Such statements should not have been made. Our party has distanced itself from such remarks,” he told at a Times Now programme.
On Jammu and Kashmir, Shah said everyone, including politicians, are free to visit the newly-created Union Territory whenever they want to and there is no restriction on anyone’s movement.
Asked about the detention of three former chief ministers — Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti — he said it was a decision of the local administration to slap them with the Public Safety Act.
Omar Abdullah has approached the Supreme Court and let the judiciary take a decision on it, he said.