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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has said that religion was the basis of the India-Pakistan partition in 1947 and, after that, whatever was left of India constituted a “Hindu Rashtra”.
While addressing the media in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore on Tuesday, the former state cabinet minister said that when India was divided, it was on this issue (on religious lines) and after partition, Pakistan was formed and the remaining country is a Hindu nation.
Vijayvargiya also claimed, according to news agency PTI, that a Muslim friend of him living in Bhopal recites the Hanuman Chalisa every day and also visits a Shiva temple. He added that like his Muslim friend, there are many people in the country who feel their ancestors once recited the Hanuman Chalisa.
#WATCH | When India was divided, it was on this issue (on religious lines). After partition, Pakistan was formed and the remaining country is a Hindu nation: BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (21.03) pic.twitter.com/xVJYaeeIBC
— ANI MP/CG/Rajasthan (@ANI_MP_CG_RJ) March 22, 2023
“I asked my Muslim friend how he was inspired to worship Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva. My friend replied that when he read the history of his family, he came to know that his ancestors were Rajputs of Rajasthan and some of his relatives are still Rajputs who live in Rajasthan and also in Uttar Pradesh,” PTI quoted Vijayvargiya as saying.
He also said he was considering forming a “Hanuman Chalisa Club” to wean youths away from drugs.
Earlier, in June 2022, Kailash Vijayvargiya faced flak for his remarks on Agniveers. He had allegedly said that he would give priority to Agnipath recruits for security jobs at his BJP office.