National General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party, Kailash Vijayvargiya, when asked about the demand to declare India as a ‘Hindu nation’, said that when India was divided, it was on this issue (religion), after which Pakistan was formed and the remaining country There is a ‘Hindu nation’.
Indore: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said on Tuesday that India left after independence and partition in 1947 is a ‘Hindu nation’.
According to the Indian Express, Vijayvargiya said these words to reporters in Indore when asked about the demand of a section of religious leaders to declare India as a ‘Hindu nation’.
According to Dainik Bhaskar, Vijayvargiya said, ‘When India was divided, it was on this issue that [धर्म] But it had happened… what remained… Pakistan was formed… the remaining country is a Hindu nation only.
During this, the former cabinet minister of Madhya Pradesh also claimed that one of his Muslim friends living in Bhopal recites Hanuman Chalisa every day and also visits Shiva temple.
According to the Indian Express, Vijayvargiya said without disclosing the identity of that Muslim friend, ‘I asked my Muslim friend how he got inspired to worship Hanuman ji and Lord Shiva. My friend replied that when he read his family history, he came to know that his forefathers were Rajputs of Rajasthan and some of his relatives are still Rajputs who live in Rajasthan and also in Uttar Pradesh.
The BJP leader said that like his Muslim friend, there are many people in the country who feel that their forefathers once recited the Hanuman Chalisa.
He said that he is considering forming a ‘Hanuman Chalisa Club’ to wean the youth away from drugs.
According to Dainik Bhaskar, he said, ‘Drug addiction is becoming a matter of concern in the city. We are preparing a plan to wean the youth away from this. We will not oppose anything, but will prepare such a plan so that the youth themselves go away from it. However, concrete work has not been done on this plan, but it will be made concrete in the coming days. Will connect the youth with Hanuman Chalisa.
Asked about the recent activities of separatist forces in Punjab, Vijayvargiya said the Center and the state government are working together to tackle the problem and their efforts will yield good results.