By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 14, 2018 4:31 pm

BJP flag at the BJP HQ in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh is seen infront of the Vidhan Sabha. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

A BJP legislator from Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh has landed himself in hot water after stating that once India becomes a “Hindu rashtra”, only those Muslims will stay in the country who assimilate into the Hindu culture.

“There are a very few Muslims who are patriotic. Once India becomes a Hindu rashtra (Hindu nation), Muslims who assimilate into our culture will stay in India. Those who will not are free to take asylum in any other country,” Bairia MLA Surendra Singh told reporters last night.

Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an “avatar purush” (reincarnation of a deity), Singh said India would become a Hindu…

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