VHP questions Modi’s visit to Bohra mosque
Lucknow: Two days after PM Narendra Modi visited the Saifee mosque in Indore, Vishwa Hindu Parishad said on Sunday that political leaders should keep the interests of Hindus at forefront since the community formed the majority of Indian state. In his address to the Dawoodi Bohra community, Modi had invoked Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, to emphasise the need for peace and justice.
VHP international general secretary Milind Parande told reporters here that nobody knows what was going in Modi’s mind when he visited the mosque. “Woh(Modi)masjidkyun gaye ye poochhna padega...harkisikoapniasthakeanusar kaam karna chahiye (We will have to ask why he went to the mosque...everyone should work according to one’s faith),” he said. “Anyone who wants to be in politics in this country will have to think of the interests of Hindus, irrespective of the political party to which one belongs.”
Reacting to Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s trip to Mansarovar, Milind said he did not know if Rahul was a Hindu. “We would be happy, if he practices Hinduism,” hesaid.
He said VHP will resume its recruitment drive to recruit women members and impart them training to stop “forced conversion” of Hindus, protect cows and check love jihad.