Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that a Hindu boy lying to Hindu girl is also Jihad and the state government will bring out a law against it.
“Hindu boy lying to a Hindu girl is also Jihad. We will bring a law against it,” Sarma said at a press conference.
He said Hindutva is a way of life and and the followers of most religions are descendants of Hindus. Hindutva had begun 5,000 years ago and hence it cannot be stopped, he added.
“Hindutva is a way of life. How can I or anybody stop it? It has been flowing through the ages. Almost all of us are descendants of Hindus. A Christian or a Muslim has also descended from Hindus at some point in time,” said the chief minister.
Speaking on Love Jihad the BJP leader said, despite having reservations on the term nobody is allowed to deceive a woman.
“The government will not tolerate any woman being cheated by anyone — whether Hindu or Muslim. Appropriate action will be taken against such offenders to ensure the safety and security of our sisters,” Sarma said..
The CM also spoke on Delta plus variant of Covid-19. However, the state has not recorded any case yet.
“As of now, there is no Delta plus variant of COVID-19 in Assam. We are doing genomic sequencing in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting to take stock of vaccination status in northeastern states on Tuesday at 11 am,” said Sarma.
The chief minister also spoke about resolving boundary issues with other adjoining states and said, “Some tension is going on in both Assam-Nagaland and Assam-Mizoram borders. Assam Police has been deployed to protect our constitutional boundary. Being the gateway to the northeast, we are always open to discussions but do not encroach on our land.”