Bihar BJP leaders plead for religious conversion law

Patna: BJP leaders in Bihar who have already announced their support for caste-based investigations in the state are also insisting on the implementation of the Religious Conversion Act in the country.

Giriraj Singh, Union Minister and leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said, “The Religious Conversion Act is needed and should come into force in the country.”

Singh appeared in the MP-MLA court on Friday in a case related to the 2014 “Rail Roko” protest.

Furthermore, BJP MP Rajya Sabha Rakesh Sinha also spoke on similar lines. He said it is not only necessary but also compulsory in the country.

“When the UPA government was in power, six states formed the Religious Conversion Act. Why couldn’t it be implemented nationwide to prevent conversion? Sinha said in Begusarai.

The statements by these two BJP leaders come amid rumors that some families in Saran district, Bihar have opted for conversion procedures.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, however, already clarified on Wednesday that there was no truth to it.

“There is no truth in the conversion talks in Bihar. The administration of all districts is in alert mode and closely monitoring any unusual incident,” Kumar said.

“There is no communal conflict in the state. Bihar is a peaceful state. People of all religions are united and busy in their own field of work,” he said.

Nitish Kumar is serving as Chief Minister of Bihar for the fourth consecutive term. He leads the government with the support of the BJP.

Moreover, he never allowed fringe elements to create communal tensions in Bihar.

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