Maharashtra Legislator Suspended For Refusing To Say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'

PUBLISHED ON: March 16, 2016 | Duration: 49 min, 57 sec

  
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Maharashtra Legislator Suspended For Refusing To Say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'

The latest controversy around what freedom of expression and patriotism mean erupted in Maharashtra assembly on Wednesday evening after a legislator of MIM was suspended because he refused to stand up and say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' at the end of the session. He says 'Hindustan Zindabad' instead.

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