In a quick quip to Republic Media Network's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami's questions on 'Poochta Hai Bharat', Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis hilariously likened Goswami's frank statements to be as 'straight as a jalebi', in an exclusive interview.
While asked about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which facilitates to provide citizenship by six identified minority communities namely Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians and Parsis from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who came to India before December 31, 2014 , Fadnavis had said that 'all minorities from Muslim-dominated country will be given Indian citizenship.'
"Whether it be a Hindu or a Sikh coming from Pakistan or Bangladesh from where he has been removed from, this country will have a place for him."
To the CM's claim, Goswami countered him claiming that there is an attempt to polarize this election through all his pre-poll policies.
"I am telling this after a lot of thought that all your policies before the elections are aimed at polarizing the polls. You don't need to attack my every point. Please answer me after some thought."
Fadnavis retorted to this remark saying, "You twist my statements. You twist the issues a lot."
When Goswami replied to the remark saying that 'I speak so straight, that people don't like my speech', the Chief Minister said the now viral statement: "You are as straight as a jalebi."
In the exclusive interview to Republic TV, which would be aired on Monday at 7 PM, Fadnavis talks on various issues ranging from Sadhvi Pragya's candidacy, the questions raised on Rahul Gandhi's citizenship to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and others.
The third phase of Lok Sabha is scheduled on April 23 in which Maharashtra will vote for 15 constituencies - Jalgaon, Raver, Jalna, Aurangabad, Raigad, Pune, Baramati, Ahmednagar, Madha, Sangli, Satara, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, and Hatkanangle. The votes will be counted for all the constituencies on May 23, 2019, and the results will be announced on the same day.
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