Union minister and BJP leader Giriraj Singh has said that during the partition every Hindu should have been brought to India and every Muslim should have been sent to Pakistan.
“Our ancestors did a mistake during partition. Each and every Hindu should have been brought back to India and each and every Muslim should have been sent back to Pakistan,” the BJP Lok Sabha member from Nawada in Bihar, said.
Singh feels the patience of Hindus should not be tested and said those opposed to the construction of the Ram Temple by citing intolerance against minorities should go to Pakistan and check the kind of democracy they have.
Singh claimed that the Ram Mandir issue would have been resolved long back had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been the first prime minister of the country as Jawaharlal Nehru “deliberately” kept the issue alive in order to serve vote bank politics.
The minister known for his controversial remarks, said construction of Ram temple is not a political issue for the BJP but a “agenda of all Hindus living in the country”.
Hitting at “pseudo seculars” for their protest against the BJP-led government at the Centre, Singh said those shouting about intolerance in the country are actually a “Gang of Intolerance” who are trying to malign the country.
“It is just because we are tolerant, other communities take advantage of it. How can in a country like India, where Hindus are a majority, being stopped from praying to our gods. What right other communities have to stop us from praying to our gods? Too much of anything is bad as this might break patience of Hindus. No one should test the patience of Hindus,” Singh told PTI in an interview.
He, however, sounded confident that construction of Ram Temple would be become a reality in days to come and maintained that any decision on Ram Mandir would be taken after the court’s verdict on it.
Facing growing pressure to move swiftly on the Ram Mandir issue, the Modi government Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to allow it to return the “non-disputed” surplus land acquired around the disputed structure in Ayodhya to a Hindu trust and other original owners.
“After the court gives its final verdict then only the question of bringing in ordinance can come in. Not before that,” he said reiterating the prime minister’s assertions.
When asked about opposition to the construction to the Ram temple, Singh, who is Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, said those who raise slogans against India are opposing the construction.
“India is a democracy anybody can oppose it. Those who pursue pseudo secularism are opposing it, those who give slogans against India in JNU are opposing it…some people are talking of intolerance, they should thank their luck that India is a Hindu majority state. Let them go to Pakistan and see what kind of democracy they have,” he said.
Citing “demolition” of temples in Bangladesh where population of Hindus is coming down, Singh said no one speaks a single word against it and there is need to “save the Hindutva of country in order to save democracy”.
“Had Sardar Patel been announced as the first prime minister of the country there would not have been any controversy over this issue (Ram Mandir). Jawaharlal Nehru deliberately kept the issue alive in order to serve vote bank politics,” he charged.