By Muslim Mirror Staff
Lucknow: Giving controversial statements, targeting a particular community, to grab media attention have these days become a new normal. And members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears to be topping the list of hate speech makers. Joining the ranks of his fellow hate mongers, a legislator of the saffron party from Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday said that once India becomes a Hindu rashtra (Hindu nation), only those Muslims will stay here who embrace the Hindu culture”.
“There are a very few Muslims who are patriotic. Once India becomes a Hindu rashtra (Hindu nation), Muslims who adopt our culture will stay here. Those who will not are free to take asylum in any other country,” Surendra Singh, who represents Bairia constituency in UP Assembly, told the media.
But when will India become a Hindu rashtra? According to Singh, the country will acquire the status by 2024 under the leadership of “avatar purush” (reincarnation of a deity) Narendra Modi – the prime minister.
“India will become a Hindu rashtra by 2024, a year before the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) will be completing its 100 years,” he said.
Thanking PM Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, he said, “By the grace of god, India is going to be a global superpower. Not only will India become a ‘vishwa guru’ (world leader), it will also become a Hindu rashtra by 2024.”
Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi, the BJP lawmaker said the Congress president can never be a torchbearer of the Indian thoughts as he is a “mix of Italian and Indian culture”. “He (Gandhi) does not know what India and Indianness are all about,” he added.