BJP’s Tiktok star Sonali Phogat apologises for ‘Pakistani’ remark

TikTok sensation Sonali Phogat on Tuesday asked a group of people if they were from Pakistan when they did not chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ at her rally in the constituency.

Written by October 9, 2019 12:24

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Haryana’s Adampur constituency, Sonali Phogat has now apologised for her controversial remarks regarding the chanting of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ slogans.

Tendering an apology for calling those who don’t chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ as ‘Pakistanis’, Sonali Phogat said that she was merely trying to make the youth understand that one should show respect for the nation by chanting the slogan.

“I am a daughter of Balsamand. When I said Bharat Mata Ki Jai during the rally here, some of the boys present did not repeat it. I asked ‘did you come from Pakistan?’ I apologize if anyone’s feelings are hurt by my saying so,” Sonali Phogat said in her apology video.

TikTok sensation Sonali Phogat on Tuesday asked a group of people if they were from Pakistan when they did not chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ at her rally in the constituency.

“Pakistan se aaye ho kya? Pakistani ho kya? Agar Hindustan se aaye ho to Bharat Mata ki Jai bolo. (Have you come from Pakistan? Are you Pakistanis? If you are from India chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’),” she told a few people in the crowd at the rally who remained silent after she asked the audience to raise the slogan.