In provocative remarks in UP’s Ballia, the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath had “raised the flag of Hindutva and Indian culture âand had overcome the mindset thatâ intended to create an Islamic state. “.
âThe ancestors of the Muslims of India are Lord Ram, Krishna and Shankar (Shiva). They don’t need to see the land of the Kaaba. These people should bow their heads to the land and culture of India, âsaid Shukla, reporting on the work of the Adityanath government over the past four and a half years.
Referring to the controversial posters recently put up in Sambhal, Shukla said they were the result of the Samajwadi party’s “support for Islamic terrorists” and his deputy Shaifur Rehman Barq’s declaration “supporting the Taliban”.
Posters calling Sambhal the land of “ghazis,” an apparent reference to Islamic warriors, had appeared ahead of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s meeting earlier this week.
The BJP strongly opposed the posters, after which they were taken down by workers of the All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM).
Shukla said the ghazis have been completely eradicated from Uttar Pradesh. Such powers will not be able to lift their heads in the future, he said.
Striking Owaisi, Shukla said his ancestors wanted to make Hyderabad a separate nation but were unable to succeed.