Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday claimed that he has closed 600 madrassas and intends to close all madrassas in the northeastern state.
He was addressing a BJP rally in poll-bound Karnataka.
“People from Bangladesh come to Assam & create a threat to our civilization and culture. I have closed 600 madrassas and I intend to close all madrassas because we do not want madrassas. We want schools, colleges and universities,” Sarma said.
The hardline Hindutva politician also said that the Congress party showed that India’s history was all about the Mughal emperors and added that it represents the “new Mughals today”.
“Once upon a time, the ruler of Delhi used to talk about demolishing temples but today under PM Modi’s rule, I am talking about building temples. This is new India. Congress is working to weaken this new India. Congress is representing the new Mughals today,” he said.