Pakistan ‘rejects’ Assam CM’s ‘Akhand Bharat’ statement

Pakistan ‘rejects’ Assam CM’s ‘Akhand Bharat’ assertion

GUWAHATI: The “Akhand Bharat” comment by the Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has invited criticism from neighbouring nation of Pakistan.

“Pakistan categorically rejects the assertion by senior BJP chief and Chief Minister of Assam calling for Hindutva’s expansionist thought of so-called ‘Akhand Bharat’,” Pakistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

It stated: “The gratuitous assertion is nothing however a manifestation of the ‘Hindutva’ majoritarian agenda of the ruling BJP and its revisionist and expansionist mindset that seeks to subjugate the identification and tradition of its neighboring nations in addition to its personal spiritual minorities. Additionally it is a mirrored image of the BJP’s jaundiced view of historical past and delusional considering.”

“It’s evident that BJP political figures interact in falsehoods and fantasies whereas pointing fingers at neighbours, together with Pakistan. In doing so, they need to divert the eye of the worldwide group from India’s mistreatment and persecution of minorities,” the Pakistan overseas ministry added.

It additional acknowledged: “Indian politicians could be effectively suggested to introspect, exhibit maturity, and never take pleasure in meaningless political rhetoric towards different nations merely to additional their divisive and parochial political agenda.”

Notably, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma made the “Akhand Bharat” comment whereas reacting to Congress’s “Bharat Jodo” marketing campaign.

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma had stated that Congress chief Rahul Gandhi ought to attempt to combine Pakistan and Bangladesh with India for creating “Akhand Bharat”.

“India is united. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Silchar to Saurashtra, we’re one. Congress partitioned the nation into India and Pakistan. Then Bangladesh was created. If Rahul Gandhi feels apologetic that my maternal grandfather [Jawaharlal Nehru] made errors, if he regrets it, then no level of ‘Bharat Jodo’ in Indian territory. Attempt to combine Pakistan, Bangladesh and attempt to create Akhand Bharat,” Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma stated.

Notably, “Akhand Bharat” is an thought pushed by the RSS, the BJP’s ideological guardian, underneath which an “undivided India” contains Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Tibet and Myanmar.