Country belongs to Hindus, incompetent leaders kept people with long beards, says BJP MLA

"While the BJP government believes in Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, the previous government worked with a bias and favoured members of a particular community."

Written by AMIT SHARMA | Meerut | Updated: January 3, 2018 6:58 am
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Vikram Saini, BJP MLA from Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district, has triggered a row by saying that India is a country for Hindus. Speaking at an event on the occasion of New Year’s Day on Monday, Saini said, “Kuch nalayak netao ne in lambi dadhi valo ko yahan rok kar rakha. In logo ne jameen aur daulat hathiyaee. Agar ye na hote toh yeh sab hamara hota (A few incompetent leaders stopped these people with long beards from leaving. These people usurped land and wealth. Had they not been here, all this would have been ours)”.

Main kattar Hinduwadi hoon. Yeh meri pehchaan hain… yeh Hinduo ka desh hai (I am a staunch Hindu. This is my identity. This country belongs to the Hindus),” the BJP leader said at the event organised to felicitate meritorious students.

Saini also said that during the Samajwadi Party regime in the state, “members of a particular community” were a major beneficiary of public welfare schemes. “While the BJP government believes in Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, the previous government worked with a bias and favoured members of a particular community. Jiski jitni lambi dadhi, usko utna lamba cheque (The longer one’s beard, the more the amount on his cheque),” he said at the event, a video of which has circulated on social media.

Saini told The Indian Express over the phone that his remarks were distorted. “I said nothing about the time of Partition. I only said that people with long beards have been a beneficiary of government schemes during the previous SP regime in Uttar Pradesh. My statement has been distorted.The media shows the speech in parts. Hence, the confusion.”

The 48-year-old MLA had earlier sparked a controversy when he said he would break the limbs of “cow killers” in the state and promised not to spare those who refuse to sing Vande Mataram. He had been booked and arrested for inflammatory speeches during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.

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  1. Ashutosh Kumar
    Jan 4, 2018 at 2:48 am
    Let us face it ! Why can't India be what it really is - an overwhelmingly Hindu majority country? It is time we stop Minority Vote Politics and take the country forward with the cooperation of the majority community - the Hindus. or else - The writing is on the wall.
    1. suneet shrotri
      Jan 3, 2018 at 5:05 pm
      Very good! When one lunatic sardar said that muslim have first right on countries resources then what happened ? He got support from leftist parties and he became PM for second term. Now Vikram saini said just opposite. Now BJP must get 1 more term at least in UP. Good that there is someone who can talk about hindu's interest.
      1. Dipak Basu
        Jan 3, 2018 at 2:49 pm
        Exchange of population is the solution. All Muslims must leave India for Pakistan and Bangladesh, and all non-Muslims from Pakistan and Bangladesh must be admitted to India. That was the reason Pakistan was created in 1947 by the British. While Gandhi-Nehru-Patel went along with the British, they refuse to implement Population-Exchange. Most of the problem of modern India would not exist if they have implemented it. Secularism is a dead end solution. To declare India is mainly for the Hindus, does not mean non-Hindus will be excluded. Only the Muslims would be excluded, as they already have a new country created by the British for them in 1947.
        1. InformationTechnologyVision DWCLLC
          Jan 3, 2018 at 3:47 pm
          I told na many fools and illeterate in BJP And RSS dont have mind this stupid man to be made PM than what he do and what modi doing and what was hid dream?
        2. Mohamed Khan
          Jan 3, 2018 at 2:44 pm
          He wants to become next CM of U.P thats why showing that hes too capable of spewing venom and once he become CM he will nullify the cases against him .....following the path of Yogi ....
          1. Parth Garg
            Jan 3, 2018 at 1:48 pm
            BJP has become the breeding ground of fanatics and fringes'. With PM keeping a silence over all such utterances they are getting sharper and uglier.
            1. InformationTechnologyVision DWCLLC
              Jan 3, 2018 at 3:49 pm
              The true reason is even PM of same mentality.a lla Birds of same folk together like that BJP
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