New Delhi: Union Minister Giriraj Singh is back in news for making yet another controversial statement. Targeting Muslims this time, the minister said that they should have been sent to Pakistan in 1947. He then went on to urge his fellow “Bharatvanshiyas” to commit themselves to the nation. Also Read - JP Nadda Summons Giriraj Singh Over His Controversial Remark on Deoband
“It is the time to commit ourselves to the nation. Before 1947, (Muhammad Ali) Jinnah pushed for an Islamic nation. It was a big lapse by our ancestors that we’re paying the price for. If at that time Muslim brothers had been sent there and Hindus brought here, we wouldn’t be in this situation. If Bharatvanshiyas don’t get shelter here where will they go?” NDTV quoted Singh as saying in Bihar’s Purnia. Also Read - 'Gangotri of Terrorists': Giriraj Singh Sparks Row For His Remark on Islamic Seminary In UP
Earlier, he triggered a row after he alleged that Islamic seminary Deoband in Saharanpur is “aatankvaad ki Gangotri” (source of terrorists). “I had once said earlier that Deoband is the Gangotri of terrorists. All most wanted terrorists of the world came from Deoband, including Hafiz Saeed or any of the others,” Giriraj Singh had said while speaking to media persons in Saharanpur. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Giriraj Singh Denies AAP's Bribery Claim, Says 'Had Gone to Shop to Buy Stuff'
“These people are not against CAA, they are against India. This is a kind of a Khilafat movement,” Giriraj Singh added while launching an attack on the ongoing anti-CAA protests in Deoband.
Prior to that, Singh had alleged that ‘suicide bombers’ were being raised in Shaheen Bagh. Referring to a video, in which a few children are purportedly making some objectionable comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Giriraj Singh said poison is being drilled into the minds of kids.
“This Shaheen Bagh protest is no longer an agitation. A group of suicide bombers is being raised here and conspiracy against the country is being hatched in its capital,” he had claimed.