Karnataka: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that India needs a person today who can proudly say that he's a Hindu.
Addressing a rally in poll-bound Karnataka's Belagavi, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "there are many people in our country who proudly say they are Muslim, Christian and I have no problem with that but we need a person who can proudly say that I am a Hindu. India needs such a person today."
Hitting out at the opposition, Assam CM said, "Congress and Communists showed that India's history was all about Babur, Aurangzeb, and Shajahan. I want to tell that India's history was not about them but about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Guru Gobind Singh."
"Once upon a time, the ruler of Delhi used to talk about demolishing temples but today under PM Modi's rule, I am talking about building temples. This is new India. Congress is working to weaken this new India. Congress is representing the new Mughals today," Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
"During Aurangzeb's rule, attempt was made to end the 'Sanatan' culture and many people were forcefully converted to Islam. At that time Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj took birth and he showed that Bharat Mata can give birth to a son like him who can challenge Aurangzeb," Assam CM said.
"Aurangzeb was not able to destroy our 'Sanatan' culture. Today India is 'Sanatan' and Hindu and will continue to remain so... It was not true that Aurangzeb had captured the entire India," Sarma added.
In another statement, Sarma said, "South India and North East were never under Aurangzeb's rule but communist historians try to show that whole of India was under Aurangzeb's control. Today we need to write a new history."
ALSO READ | Sawal To Banta Hai: Both Congress, BJP govts have tried to capture judiciary, says Kapil Sibal | WATCH
ALSO READ | Rahul Gandhi corrected by Jairam Ramesh mid-speech over his statement 'unfortunately I'm an MP' | WATCH