In a stinging attack on the BJP, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday accused the saffron party of giving political colour to the issue of religious conversion in an attempt to hide its failures ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections in five states. She also hit out at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his remarks that the DNA of all Indians is the same, saying it was like “Munh mein Ram, bagal mein chhuri” — a Hindi proverb that roughly translates to having“two-faced nature”.
In a statement, the former chief minister said, “It seems that now they (BJP) want to give political colour to (religious conversions) to cover their weaknesses ahead of the Assembly elections to be held in some states of the country. If this (religious conversion) is really a conspiracy, it is highly condemnable,” Mayawati said.
Stating that it is totally illegal to pressure, intimidate or lure someone for forced religious conversion, Mayawati said: “There should also be strict legal action if there is any anti-India conspiracy in this matter. However, making this a Hindu-Muslim issue and targeting Muslims by looking at the entire Muslim community with suspicion under a well thought and pre-planned conspiracy is wrong too. BSP firmly opposes this as this will create enmity between both the religions, and which is not good for the country.”