Giriraj Singh On Bihar School Holidays: Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday (2 September) alleged that schools across Bihar are celebrating ‘Hindu festivals’ The state’s Nitish Kumar government wants to establish an Islamic state by implementing Sharia by cutting holidays.
The BJP MP from Begusarai made this comment during protests in his Lok Sabha constituency. During this, the protesters burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
‘Attempt to separate children from Sanatan culture’
Singh said, ‘‘It is an attempt to separate children from Sanatan culture so that they remain ignorant about festivals like Haritalika Teej, Janmashtami and Navratri.’’ He said, ‘‘I challenge the Bihar government to cut down the holidays on Muslim festivals. She dares to play with the sentiments of Hindus as the community is divided into castes.’’
Nitish Kumar’s party Janata Dal United (JDU), a former ally of the BJP, also hit back, alleging that the Centre’s Narendra Modi The government called a session of Parliament during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival to expose the ‘anti-Hindu mindset’ Has demonstrated.
…will unite Hindus – Giriraj Singh
Singh alleged, ‘‘We will unite Hindus to thwart the designs of Nitish Kumar who has made Bihar a stronghold of PFI (Popular Front of India) and his ally Lalu Prasad Yadav when they were in power. He allowed SIMI (Student Islamic Movement of India) to flourish.’’
BJP said, ‘‘The state government should withdraw the order canceling the holidays of Hindu festivals. If she does not do this, then we will believe that efforts are being made to convert Bihar into an Islamic state under Sharia law.’’
JDU accuses central government of anti-Hindu mentality
Meanwhile, in a press conference held in Patna, JDU’s chief spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said, ‘‘The central government has an anti-Hindu mindset which is proved by calling a session of Parliament during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. He should tell on which date in the month of Shravan the cabinet approved the session.’’
Legislative councilor and former state minister Neeraj Kumar said, ‘‘We suspect that the formalities were never completed. The proof of this is to be given by the Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister through Twitter regarding the session.”