New Delhi, Dec 19: At a time when the Narendra Modi government is facing flak over being soft against far right Hindu outfit, Dharm Jagran Samiti, which is indulged in religious reconversion events all over the the country, has now declared that by 2021 it will ensure India becomes a Hindu Rashtra. This will further increase the trouble for the BJP-led NDA government as the opposition will once again try to corner the government on the issue in the Parliament.
As per a report published in India Today, while speaking over the controversial Agra reconversion case, DJS - an offshoot of BJP's parent organisation, RSS - functionary said Muslims and Christians will have to convert to Hinduism if they want to stay in this country.
Uttar Pradesh DJS head Rajeshwar Singh was quoted in the report as saying, "Our target is to make India a Hindu Rashtra by 2021. The Muslims and Christians don't have any right to stay here. So they would either be converted to Hinduism or forced to run away from here."
Meanwhile on Friday, Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha too added to the Modi government's woes. The outfit triggered a fresh controversy by asking the Government to provide space for installing busts of Nathuram Godse at different locations in the country.
Mahasabha national president Chandra Prasad Kaushik has also sought a debate on the entire issue and said that the reasons given in the Court by Godse for killing Gandhi should be made public.
"We are going to demand for a place from the government for installation of the bust. If the government fails to provide us with such a place then we will install it at our places.
"We have Hindu Mahasabha, which has offices in various states. We will install the busts there. We will write a letter to the government," Kaushik told sources.
Thus, these two incidents will once again give the opposition a chance to up the ante against the Modi government.