- Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel was speaking at Bharat Mata temple in Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar: During the inauguration of the Bharat Mata temple in Gandhinagr, Gujarat’s Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel made a controversial comment. He warned that talks about the Constitution, laws and secularism will last only as long as Hindus remain in majority in the country. Once their numbers reduce and those of others increase, courts, Lok Sabha, Constitution will vanish and nothing will remain, he added.
He clarified that he was not talking about all Muslims or Christians. Thousands and lakhs of Muslims and Christians are patriots, he said, adding he was talking about those who were not.
Nitin Patel was speaking at the idol installation ceremony at the Bhata Mata temple, organized by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
This was probably the first temple dedicated to Bharat Mata, he said, where all Hindus could worship.
“Bharat Mata does not belong to any one caste or community. She belongs to everyone,” he said.
He added that highways, bridges, roads and other such projects would have posters and plaques of Bharat mata, pointing out that they had already been put up at newly constructed flyovers in Gandhinagar.
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