New Delhi, Aug 18: With the abrogation of Article 70 in Jammu and Kashmir already gaining political momentum in the country and abroad, Bharatiya Janata Party leader and popular singer Hans Raj Hans sparked a row by stating that Jawaharlal Nehru University should be renamed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The singer-turned-politician while expressing his opinion on the recent decision of Modi government - during a programme in JNU - said, as news agency quotes, "Dua karo sab aman se rahein, bomb na chale...Hamare buzurgon ne galatiyan ki hain hum bhugat rahe hain...Main kehta hoon iska naam MNU kar do, Modi ji ke naam pe bhi to kuch hona chahiye... (Pray that we live in peace, there be no bomb...our ancestors made mistakes that we are paying.. I am saying change the name (of JNU) to MNU, there should be something in the name of Modi ji.)"
Earlier on August 5, the Union government scrapped the special provisions of Jammu and Kashmir, vested under Article 370. Along with this, Centre bifurcated teh state into two Union territories - a) Jammu and Kashmir and b) Ladakh. Following this, a major debate began on the issue, but Narendra Modi-led government is firm on its decision.
BJP MP Hans Raj Hans Wants JNU to be renamed as MNU after PM Modi, Defends Article 370 Abrogation