New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi on Sunday pointed out that it is wrong to identify the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with Hindus or the other way around.
“Hindu community does not mean Bharatiya Janata Party, and opposing BJP does not amount to opposing Hindus. Political fight will continue but it should not be linked to Hindus,” said Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi, RSS General Secretary in Goa.
Many a time, during the political campaigning, opposition leaders have charged at the BJP for propagating a Hindutva agenda and provoking supporters against the Muslim community. This has further increased ever since the BJP-ruled Centre implemented the Citizenship Amendment Act that has been deemed religiously discriminatory and unconstitutional by many leaders.
On December 15, the central government passed the contentious CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) providing Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, but completely fails to mention those belonging to the Muslim community. The Act came into effect on January 10.