Badal: “In Hindi, we can say that every citizen of Hindustan is a Hindustani.”


Deputy chief minister and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal has termed mere speculation the reports that a section within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was wanting to snap ties with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the state.

While talking to mediapersons here after addressing a gathering in Lelewala village in Talwandi Sabo assembly segment on Tuesday, as part of the poll campaign for SAD candidate Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu for the August 21 bypoll, Sukhbir said that no Bhartiya Janata party (BJP) leader has talked of snapping ties with the SAD directly and said that the alliance was the most natural one and has been there for years and is unbreakable.

When questioned on SAD reaction on the statement by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat that all Hindustanis are Hindus, Sukhbir said that as, in English, we say that every citizen of India is an Indian, similarly, in Hindi, we can say that every citizen of Hindustan is a Hindustani.

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