New Delhi: In a controversial statement, BJP MP and singer Hans Raj Hans on Saturday suggested that the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) be renamed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honour the PM’s “commendable work”.
The artiste-turned-politician was at JNU to perform at an event organised to remember the contributions of the fallen soldiers, when a discussion began on the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.
“Pray that everyone remains peaceful. We are facing the brunt of the mistakes made by our ancestors (Dua karo sab aman se rahein, bomb na chale…Hamare buzurgon ne galatiyan ki hain hum bhugat rahe hain),” he said, following which, in an apparent jibe, he asked what the ‘J’ in JNU stands for. People seated in the audience broke into laughter.