"There is still a dispute over saying 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and those opposing to say it, should not have any right to stay here. Those living here should say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai," Fadnavis said at a public meeting here last night.

He also criticised Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for "backing" those who chant anti-national slogans.

He said the opposition parties should voice their protest against BJP, but not oppose 'Bharat Mata...' slogan, while cautioning that people of the country will not tolerate it.

With regard to the ongoing debate over women's entry being prohibited in some places of worship, Fadnavis said as per Hindu culture "there is no discrimination in gender or caste, and hence it was not proper to deny entry to women in any temple."

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