A BJP member of parliament (the party that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi belongs to), Yogi Adityanath dreams of idols in mosques.
In yet another statement that could raise hackles, BJP MP Mahant Yogi Adityanath has announced that he will install idols of Gauri-Ganesh in every mosque, if given a chance.
Mr Adityanath was speaking at the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s Virat Hindu Sammelan organised as part of its golden jubilee year celebrations in Varanasi.
The BJP MP, while referring to the Gyanvapi mosque which was built by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb after he demolished the original Kashi Vishwanath temple, said, “Has it happened anywhere in the world that Gauri and Ganesh are placed inside a mosque? Every time a Hindu visits the Vishwanath temple, the Gyanvapi mosque taunts us. If given a chance, we will install statues of Goddess Gauri, Ganesh and Nandi in every mosque.”
He further said, “Everyone, irrespective of religion, can come to Kashi but only Muslims are allowed in Mecca and Medina. This is the century of Hindutva, not just in India but in the entire world.”
The firebrand MP also justified the ghar wapsi programme and asked, “When Christian missionaries carry out conversions by alluring innocent tribal people and dalits in the name of service to humanity, why do these secular forces keep quiet?”