No BJP-RSS conflict on conversions: Venkaiah Naidu
Parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said there is no conflict between the BJP and the RSS over the issue of religious conversions.
He told reporters here that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bahgwat said the people who were converted have got a right to be reconvert.
Naidu said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the government and Mahatma Gandhi all stated the same. “(BJP president) Amit Shah said if you are worried about conversion, let there be an anti-conversion law. Where is the conflict,” he asked.
Naidu reiterated that the central government will not forcibly and unilaterally bring a law to ban conversions. He, however, said this would be done with broad consensus.
He also made it clear that the government has nothing to do with conversions or reconversions.
“Government is not getting involved either in conversions or reconversions. The BJP has nothing to do with it. Some individuals may take part because of their belief but one can’t find fault with the government of India,” he said.