Mumbai, Dec 9: In a sharp criticism to Rahul's statement on having a Muslim prime minister who has the capability, Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray said that tactics adopted to please Muslims have turned India into an undeclared Islamic state.
"The way Muslims are being appeased, it is clear that India is no longer secular but an undeclared Islamic state," Thackeray said
In an editorial written in the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamna', he said that before ensuring a Muslim prime minister, Rahul must draw Muslim support on having a Ram temple in Ayodhya.
"Rahul is not the owner of the country. He should ensure that Muslims follow a common civil code, family planning, support Ram temple at Ayodhya and Vande Mataram is made compulsory for them. Only then a Muslim can become the PM," said Bal Thackeray.
While interacting with the students of Aligarh Muslim University, Rahul had said that India can have a Muslim prime minister provided he has the capability to lead the nation.