A leader of the hardline Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has brewed a fresh controversy after asking people to vote for Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi “if they want to destroy Muslims”, Asian News International (ANI) reported.

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“In the past five years, the PM has made attempts to break the morale of the Muslims. Vote for him [Modi] if you want to destroy their breed,” BJP’s Ranjeet Bahadur Srivastava said while addressing an election rally in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.


Vowing that after the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, the party will “force thousands of Muslims to embrace Hinduism”, Ranjeet also warned people of consequences if they do not vote for Modi’s party.