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Posted at: Jan 4, 2018, 2:07 AM; last updated: Jan 4, 2018, 2:38 PM (IST)

MLA retracts ‘India for Hindus ’ claim

MLA  retracts  ‘India  for Hindus ’ claim
BJP legislator Vikram Saini. — ANI

Muzaffarnagar, January 3

BJP MLA Vikram Saini, who again waded into a controversy, claiming that India was a country for Hindus as it was known as ‘Hindustan’, today clarified that his outburst was against Pakistan and not the Muslims.

The Khatauli MLA had publicly said on Monday that “irresponsible leaders” had allowed some Muslims to live in India after Partition. “Owing to them (Muslims), the Hindus are facing problems in the country. If they (Muslims) had not stayed back in India, property of crores would be of the Hindus,” Saini had said.

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However, the legislator today sought to wriggle out of the controversy by saying he did not intend to hurt any religious sentiments. 

His remarks, he said, were directed against Pakistan and not the Muslims. — PTI

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