BJP’s Uttar Pradesh chief Swatantra Dev Singh said prime minister Narendra Modi has “decided” when the country would be at war with Pakistan and China, reported Press Trust of India.
His remarks on Friday came amid tension at the Line of Actual Control between India and China, where the two countries have massed troops over recent months.
The UP Bharatiya Janata Party leader linked his war-with-China claim to the beginning of construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya following a Supreme Court judgment, and the abrogation of limited autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution.
“Like the decisions on Ram Mandir and Article 370, prime minister Narendra Modi has decided when there would be war with Pakistan and China,” he is heard saying in a video clip on social media.
“Sambandhit tithi tai hai,” Swatantra Dev Singh said in Hindi, claiming that a decision has been taken even on the date.
Mr. Singh was speaking at an event at the home of BJP MLA Sanjay Yadav, who later released the video. (PTI)