Reacting to the name change spree by the BJP governments at various places in the country, former chief minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday described the move as an assault on the composite culture of India.
Reacting to the UP government changing the name of Mughalserai and Faizabad, Mehbooba, who till recently was chief minister with support of BJP, tweeted “Name changing is an attempt to demolish the idea of India we grew up with. It’s an assault on country’s composite Ganga Jamuna culture & trying to tell Muslims they don’t belong here. But be sure it is as much my country as yours.
We are just not going anywhere”. In a recent tweet about Prime Minister Narendra Modi sending “Modi jackets” to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, former chief minister and National Conference leader, Omar Abdullah, said “It’s really nice of our PM to send these but could he not have sent them without changing the name? All my life I’ve known these jackets as Nehru jackets & now I find these ones have been labelled “Modi Jacket”. Clearly nothing existed in India before 2014”.
It may be recalled that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently gifted some “Modi jackets” to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who took to Twitter to thank Modi for the presents. “Prime Minister @narendramodi of India sent me some gorgeous garments.
These are modernized versions of traditional Indian costume, known as the ‘Modi Vest’, that can also be worn easily in Korea. They fit perfectly”, Moon said in his tweet.-