Udupi: Tejasvi Surya, BJP MP from Karnataka, urged Udupi Krishna Mutt to initiate steps to re-covert Muslims and Christians in India to Hinduism for survival of the Hindu race.
Calling on people, who gathered at an event in Udupi on 25 December, to identify the enemy of Hinduism, he said it is time to reconvert people who converted to other religions during the course of India's history.
He said it is essential to identify those who are responsible for trying to erase Hinduism from the world to put a defence against the survival of the Hindu religion.
Terming the western ideas like Communism, Meccaism and colonialism as the forces that intend to destroy the Sanatan dharma, Tejasvi said only by defeating these ideologies, the Hindu ideology could be made stronger.
In videos of the event that was live-streamed on social media on Saturday, Tejasvi Surya could be heard saying, "There is only one solution that is to re-convert all those who have gone out of the Hindu fold. Many may doubt the possibility of happening this because it does not come naturally to us. But today, we must evolve. This metamorphosis must come in our DNA."
"We have built Ram Mandir in this country. Article 370 of Jammu and Kashmir is done away with. We should convert the Muslims of Pakistan to Hinduism. We have to prioritise Ghar wapsi. Pakistan is included in the idea of Akhanda Bharath. Mutts and temples should take leadership in this regard," said Surya, who has been in controversies previously for his comments against religious minorities in India.