BJP eyes Indo-Pak-Bangla unity to form ‘Akhand Bharat’

(From Al Jazeera)

A leading official from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) believes that through “popular goodwill”, parts of India that were separated 60 years ago will come together.

BJP leader Ram Madhav believes that through "popular goodwill", parts of India that were separated 60 years ago will come together

BJP leader Ram Madhav believes that through “popular goodwill”, parts of India that were separated 60 years ago will come together

In an interview with Al Jazeera’s Head to Head show, Ram Madhav, the national general secretary of India’s BJP, said he believes India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will reunite to form “Akhand Bharat” [undivided India].

“The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) still believes that one day these parts, which have for historical reasons separated only 60 years ago, will again, through popular goodwill, come together and Akhand Bharat will be created,” Madhav said, referring to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the right-wing Hindu nationalist organisation often described as the ideological wing of the BJP.

“As an RSS member, I also hold on to that view.”

However, he clarified: “That does not mean we wage war on any country, [or that] we annex any country. Without war, through popular consent, it can happen.” Read More



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