Lashing out at Congress on ‘BJP converting Arunachal Pradesh as Hindu State’ remark, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju posted a series of Tweets on February 13. Rijiju tweeted, “Hindu population is reducing in India because Hindus never convert people. Minorities in India are flourishing unlike some countries around.” He also shared a screen grab of an article which stated, “The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee alleged BJP trying to convert Arunachal Pradesh as Hindu state.”

Union Minister went ahead and accused Congress of making provocative statements. Rijiju tweeted, “Congress should not make such provocative statements. India is a secular country. All religious groups enjoy freedom & living peacefully.”

“Why is Congress making such irresponsible statements? People of Arunachal Pradesh are unitedly living peacefully with each other”, Union Minister said in another tweet.

Strongly reacting on the statement made by Union Minister, Asaduddin Owaisi, the chief of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) said, Rijiju “should remember he is a minister of India for all Indians, not for Hindus only. Remember your oath as minister.”

Owaisi further asserted, “what have the minorities India got to do with minorities of ‘other’ countries? It is Constitution which guarantees rights (sic).”