Earlier on Saturday, Devendra Fadnavis said that the Pakistan city of Karachi will be a part of India one day
A Maharashtra cabinet minister of India has hinted that his party will welcome a move by the ruling BJP to “create one country by merging India, Pakistan and Bangladesh," Indian news channel NDTV reported.
Maharashtra State Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik, also spokesperson and Mumbai president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), made the comment on Sunday when asked on former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis's remark on Karachi.
"The way Devendra ji has said that time will come Karachi will be the part of India. We have been saying that India, Pakistan and Bangladesh should be merged. If the Berlin wall can be demolished then why not India, Pakistan and Bangladesh can come together?" he told the media, the report added.
“If BJP wishes to merge these three countries and make a single country, we will welcome it definitely,” he said.
Earlier on Saturday, Devendra Fadnavis said that the Pakistan city of Karachi will be a part of India one day.
"We believe in “Akhand Bharat.” We also believe that Karachi will be a part of India one day," News18 quoted as saying.
He was responding to a remark made by Shiv Sena leader allegedly asking Karachi Sweet shop owner in Bandra West to omit the word 'Karachi' from the shop’s name as it coincided with a city in Pakistan.