A senior Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator has said that India will become a ''Hindu Rashtra'' in 2024, the year, when the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will be completing 100 years of its establishment.
BJP MLA Surendra Singh also said that Muslims were ''supporters'' of Pakistan and that only those, Muslims would remain in India, who ''accepted'' the culture of the country.
Singh also took potshots at Congress president Rahul Gandhi and said that the latter could never become prime minister of the country as he (Rahul) had ''mixed'' culture.
''India will become a Hindu Rashtra by 2024....RSS will be completing 100 years in 2024,'' the MLA said while speaking to reporters on Sunday in Ballia. A video containing the remarks of the MLA has gone viral on the social networking sites.
''Very few Muslims are patriots...they do not think for the country...though they live here and eat here but they support Pakistan....nothing can be more unfortunate than this,'' Singh went on to say.
He said that Rahul represented ''mixed culture''. ''Rahul's father was an Indian and mother an Italian...he is like a jersey (a small breed of dairy cattle...orginally bred in the Channel Island of Jersey) cow...he can never feel the pain and difficulties of the people of India,'' Singh said.
UP BJP leaders termed the utterances as the ''personal opinion'' of the MLA and said that the party had nothing to do with it.
Earlier also BJP MLA Sangeet Som had said that India was only for the Hindus.