RAMPUR: Reacting to Ashok Singhal's remark that India will become a 'Hindu Nation' by 2020, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said the "disturbed" VHP patron's comment was a "conspiracy to destablise" the BJP government which was not paying any heed to him.
Khan, the Uttar Pradesh Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs, while interacting with media here last night said that that the VHP veteran was "not keeping in good health and none in the present government was lending ears to him."
"He (Singhal) is disturbed because (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi has asked him to disclose details of crores of donations received by the organisation from across the world for construction of Ram temple," said Khan.
The senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) functionary had on Saturday said: "I was at the Sai Baba Ashram where Sai Baba told me by 2020 the entire country will be Hindu and 2030 the entire world will be Hindu. I feel that revolution has started."
Responding to the statement, the SP leader, said, "Singhal quoted Sai Baba while predicting about formation of a Hindu Rashtra. But the spiritual leader had then faced ire of Sadhus for his comments and his statues were also vandalised."
Speaking about the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Singhal stated that the organisation was changing stance over its demand of abrogation of Article 370, which accords special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and contemplating to distance itself from the issue.
"It (RSS) believes that Kashmir's problems would have been solved had Atal Bihari Vajpayee been holding the reins of the government," added Khan.