Rijiju Talks Conversion, Cong Seeks EC Action
Rijiju trying to communally polarise people: Tewari
New Delhi: Union minister Kiren Rijiju has stirred a controversy in themiddleof theongoingassembly election campaign by claiming that the Hindu population in India was reducing because the community, unlike minority communities, do not ever convert people.
“TheHindupopulationisreducing in India because Hindus never convert people. Minorities in India are flourishing, unlike some countries around,” the minister of state for home tweeted. The BJP leader from Arunachal Pradesh claimed he was responding to a statement from the Congressinpoll-boundManipur.As per him, the statement allegedly said, “the “Modi-led BJP governmentistryingtoconvertArunachal Pradesh into a Hindu state” AICC spokesman Manish Tewari accused Rijiju of trying to communally polarize people and urged the EC to act against the minister. Maintaining that Rijiju’s claim on Hindu population did not add up to the findings of the 2011 census data, Tewari said: “Either the minister has no knowledge of what the census has stated or he is indulging in deliberate attempts aimed at communal polarisation ahead of polls.”