MUMBAI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in the media limelight these days for various reasons among them are its anti Muslim measures, ARY News reported.
In its recent move, BJP lawmaker Mangal Prabhat Lodha has demanded demolition of the historic residence of the founding leader of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Mumbai.
The demand was made during a speech in legislative assembly on budget proposals.
While urging to replace the historic residence with a culture centre, the lawmaker said that it’s the very place where the “conspiracy of dividing India hatched”.
“Jinnah house is the symbol of partition”, he said on the assembly floor.
Jinnah house is reportedly made on 2.5 acres of land estimated to be worth about $400 million.
The lawmaker demanded that the structure of Jinnah House should be demolished and a culture centre highlighting Maharashtra’s culture and pride should be built.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Indian Parliament, earlier this month, passed a controversial amendment to the ‘Enemy Properties Act 1968’ under which the BJP lawmaker made this demand.