Given a chance, will put Ganesh idols in all mosques: Yogi Adityanath

DC | AMITA VERMA
Published Feb 10, 2015, 1:54 pm IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
Adityanath was speaking at the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s ‘Virat Hindu Sammelan’
BJP MP Yogi Adityanath (Photo: PTI/File)
 BJP MP Yogi Adityanath (Photo: PTI/File)

Lucknow: In yet another statement that could raise hackles, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has announced that he will install idols of Gauri-Ganesh in every mosque, if given a chance.

Adityanath was speaking at the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s ‘Virat Hindu Sammelan’ organized as part of its golden jubilee year celebration in Varanasi.

The BJP MP, while referring to the Gyan-vapi mosque which was built by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb after he demolished the original Kashi Vishwanath temple, said, “Has it happened anywhere in the world that Gauri and Ganesh are placed inside a mosque? Every time a Hindu visits the Vishwanath temple, the Gyanvapi mosque taunts us. If given a chance, we will install statues of Goddess Gauri, Ganesh and Nandi in every mosque.”

He further said, “Everyone, irrespective of religion, can come to Kashi but only Muslims are allowed in Mecca and Medina. This is the century of Hindutva, not just in India but in the entire world.”


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