New Delhi, Feb 21, 2020: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Giriraj Singh on Friday (February 21, 2020) strongly condemned All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Waris Pathan for saying ‘15 crore Muslims can dominate 100 crore Hindus’ remark and alleged that the ‘tukde tukde’ gang wants to convert India into Pakistan, Zee reported.
The veteran BJP politician took to Twitter and sought to know from Congress, RJD and the tukde, tukde gang if they wanted to convert India into Pakistan.
The reaction from senior BJP leader came hours after the AIMIM leader Waris Pathan triggered a row by saying that 15 crore Muslims can dominate 100 crore Hindus.
"The time has now come for us to unite and achieve freedom. Remember we are 15 crore but can dominate over 100 crores," Pathan said while addressing an anti-CAA rally in Karnataka’s Kalaburagi on Wednesday.
"They tell us that we have kept our women in the front - only the lionesses have come out and you are already sweating. You can understand what would happen if all of us came together," he said.
Several political parties, including BJP and RJD, have condemned Waris Pathan’s remarks and demanded that he should be arrested. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav alleged Waris Pathan, who said that 15 crore Muslims can dominate 100 crore Hindus, is a fundamentalist backed by BJP.
"We are fighting a common battle because of our common heritage and common martyrdom. Despite its, umpteen attempt of polarisation BJP has failed and hence the fundamentalist has projected its fundamental partners for this purpose. Constitutional abiding and law lovers should boycott such people who spew venom," Yadav said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, a BJP youth wing leader from Pune has submitted a complaint to the police against AIMIM leader Waris Pathan for his controversial remarks made recently in Karnataka. Pathan, however, said that he has been quoted out of context.
Parismal Deshpande, a BJYM worker, submitted the written application at the Deccan Gymkhana police station, demanding action against Pathan for allegedly promoting enmity between different groups and outraging religious feelings of a community.