New Delhi, June 21: BJP's firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath, who is known for his controversial statements has kicked up a row yet again. Reportedly, BJP MP has said that Nobel laureate Mother Teresa was part of a "conspiracy for Christianization of India".
Adityanath made this remark while addressing a crowd during a Ram Katha programme in Basti district of Uttar Pradesh.
"Teresa was part of a conspiracy for Christianization of India. Incidents of Christianization had led to separatist movements in parts of northast, including Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland," Adityanath said.
"You all are unaware of the situation in northeast. You should visit there to see the real situation", he further said.
Last year, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had in a similar comment said Mother Teresa's service to the poor was aimed at converting them to Christianity.
On the issue of Ram temple in Ayodhya, Adityanath said no one can stop it from being constructed.
"When they could not stop kar sewaks from demolishing the Babri mosque, how will they be able to stop us from carrying out construction," he said.
On alleged exodus of Hindus from Kairana, he said they were forced to leave Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and at that time no one raised the issue of "intolerance".
"Exodus of Hindus from Kairana is a result of pseudo-secularism and appeasement policies pursued by different governments in Uttar Pradesh ... Because of this, the population of Hindus which was once 68 per cent has come down to 8 per cent (in Kairana)," he alleged.
(With inputs from PTI)