BJP stands firm with Rijiju, says Hindu's do not convert people

| Updated: Feb 14, 2017 12:02 IST

Mumbai [India], Feb 14 (ANI): Downplaying the controversy doing rounds post Minister of State Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju's tweet about depleting Hindu population in Arunachal Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday branded the issue as a historical and sociological debate. Asserting that Rijiju did not make any personal attack on any community, BJP leader Shaina NC said that it is factual that Hindus do not convert people and that there are other communities that have lured other sections of society "I think we must see the reference with which Mr. Rijiju has made this statement. It is factual that Hindus do not convert people and that there are other communities that have lured other sections of society. This is a historical, sociological debate I don't think it is a personal attack on any community," said NC to ANI here. Rijiju yesterday dubbed as irresponsible the Congress allegation, that Narendra Modi-led BJP Government was trying to convert Arunachal Pradesh into a Hindu state and asked the grand old party not to make such provocative statements. "Hindu population is reducing in India because Hindus never convert people. Minorities in India are flourishing unlike some countries around," Rijiju said in his tweet. Posting a series of tweets along with a screenshot of a news report that quoted the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee as saying that the BJP government is "trying to convert Arunachal Pradesh into a Hindu state", Rijiju reminded the grand old party that India is a secular country. "Why is Congress making such irresponsible statements? People of Arunachal Pradesh are unitedly living peacefully with each other. Congress should not make such provocative statements. India is a secular country. All religious groups enjoy freedom and living peacefully," he added. (ANI)
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