Chief Minister of the Indian state of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, has slammed the Hindutva leaders who are calling to make India a Hindu nation.
Nitish Kumar talking to reporters in Patna said, “Those who are advocating for a Hindu nation will destroy the country. We have a number of religions in the country and it is not possible to make this country a Hindu nation.” He said it is the country where Karamchand Mohandas Gandhi explained the same thing and he was killed. We are following in his footprints, he added.
“If anyone is saying it, we need not listen to him. There is no meaning of Hindu nation,” he said. Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and Minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary were also present at the media interaction and supported Nitish Kumar on the issue.
The issue arose after Dhirendra Krishna Shastri, the head priest of Bageshwar Dham temple in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, advocated to make India a Hindu Rashtra. He was supported by many leaders like UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Vijay Kumar Sinha and others.—KMS