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Only Muslims who assimilate into Hindu culture will stay in India: BJP MLA

BJP MLA said: There are two sets of values in Rahul Gandhi - one is Italian, while the other one is Indian...He can never become the torchbearer of the Indian thought

Press Trust of India  |  Ballia (UP) 

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A group of muslim women at a market in the walled city area of Delhi. Photo: PTI

In a controversial remark, a MLA from this district has said that once India becomes a "Hindu rashtra", only those Muslims will stay in the country who assimilate into the Hindu culture. "There are a very few Muslims who are patriotic. Once India becomes a (Hindu nation), Muslims who assimilate into our culture will stay in India.

Those who will not are free to take asylum in any other country," Bairia MLA told reporters here last night. He also claimed that by 2024, India would become a Hindu nation. Describing Prime Minister Modi as an "avatar purush" (reincarnation of a deity), Singh said, "As the completes 100 years in 2025, by 2024, India will become a By the grace of god, India is going to be a global superpower thanks to the leadership of Modi and Uttar Pradesh Not only will India become a 'vishwa guru', it will also become a by 2024." Taking a jibe at president Rahul Gandhi, the MLA said, "There are two sets of values in -- one is Italian, while the other one is Indian... He can never become the torchbearer of the Indian thought." He said the Gandhi scion could coin any slogan to become the prime minister of the country, but he lacked the strength and values to make India strong. "His (Rahul Gandhi's) is a mix of Indian and Italian culture," Singh said and claimed that the chief was not aware of what India and Indianness were all about.

First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 17:34 IST