Earlier BJP leaders ahead of the Delhi assembly elections union minister Anurag Thakur and MP Parvesh Verma have also made communally divisive remarks
New Delhi: Union Minister Giriraj Singh known for hate speeches with striking impunity has said that all Muslims should have been sent to Pakistan in 1947. Singh recalled the “big lapse by our ancestors that we’re paying the price for.”
Giriraj Singh asked his fellow “Bharatvanshiyas” to commit themselves to the country, he reminded an old memory of Jinnah pushing for an “Islamic nation” before 1947. He said, “If at that time Muslim brothers had been sent to Pakistan and Hindus brought here, we wouldn’t be in this situation.”
Speaking in Bihar’s Purnia on Wednesday, Singh said: “If Bharatvanshiyas don’t get shelter in India where will they go,”.
The Giriraj Singh remarks come at a time when sentiment and passions against the government’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, which provides legal citizenship to non-Muslim minorities in select neighboring countries, are running along with one high to another.
Singh was summoned by BJP president JP Nadda a few days ago when he called the Islamic seminary Deoband in UP as the fountainhead of terrorism.
Earlier BJP leaders ahead of the Delhi assembly elections union minister Anurag Thakur and MP Parvesh Verma have also made communally divisive remarks.
In the Delhi rally Thakur asked the audience to “shoot down traitors,” Giriraj Singh was also seen to be present.
Reacting to Singh’s fresh comment, Left leader Kanhaiya Kumar said the minister was expending far too much time promoting Pakistan. “Singh should be made the visa minister and open a travel agency office in Lahore,”.
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