CM Mukul Sangma slams RSS Chief over his ‘Indians are Hindus’ remark


Story highlights

  • Meghalaya CM lashes out at RSS Chief over his controversial remark
  • Mohan Bhagwat during his rally in Tripura said ‘Indians are Hindus’
  • His controversial statement irked the Chief Minister of Meghalaya

The Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr. Mukul Sangma recently lashed out at the RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat over his controversial statement during Tripura Rally. Sangma said such divisive forces must not be allowed to spread communalism.

“Anybody living in India is a Hindu”-Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsewa Sangh(RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat was on his four-day visit to the poll-bound Tripura. During his visit to the state, he addressed some of the rallies that resulted in a thread of controversies.

The Chief Minister of Meghalaya got irked by one statement of RSS Chief that says, ‘Anybody living in India is a Hindu’. As per his statement, he meant that all the people living in the country are only the followers of Hinduism.

Later, CM Mukul Sangma giving a fitting reply to this said, “such divisive forces must not be allowed to spread communalism as it is dangerous and poses a threat to the nation”.

Adding on to this, he said, “Totally unacceptable to say that anybody living in India is a Hindu. The whole world knows that India is a secular, democratic country and secularism is part of our constitution”.

“Our secular ideals are under threat because of the ideology of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). We cannot allow these divisive forces to further penetrate and it is dangerous for any nation to be dictated by such forces,” he added.

“Ever since they came to power, they have been implementing RSS ideology,” said Sangma, referring to the Government at the Centre. “It is time for people to be blunt and frank and express their concern,” he said.

The RSS Chief sparked off a debate after he made this controversial statement while addressing a recent public rally at the Swami Vivekananda Maidan at Agartala in Tripura during his visit to the state to review the organizational work.

Also Read: ‘Tortured’ Hindus around the globe finds shelter in India-Mohan Bhagwat


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