AIZAWL, Oct 23 - Mizoram unit of BJP today rebutted Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla�s statement that the primary objective of the BJP was to convert people to Hinduism and make India a Hindustan.
�The CM clearly has a misconception about the BJP�s aims and objectives, which are developing India, preserving and respecting every culture and religion and protecting minorities from communal violence,� a BJP statement said.
Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Friday said though yoga was a good exercise, its ultimate aim was to convert people to Hinduism, which was also the objective of BJP.
�Within just two years under the leadership of Narendra Modi, India has witnessed growth which had never been witnessed under Congress� decades of rule,� BJP said in a statement.
�On the contrary, the Congress party�s objective is to push the people into extreme poverty and make us a nation of beggars. The success of Congress objective is clearly visible in Mizoram,� it added.
The BJP counter-attacked Lal Thanhawla for his controversial sporting of bindi on his forehead two years back. �There is no other leader in Mizoram who attended a Hindu puja and painted his forehead red and said �I will continue to do this��, the statement said.