Ram Madhav's 'Akhand Bharat' is trending on Twitter; do you know its India-Pakistan connection?
Many of the Twitter users must be wondering why 'Akhand Bharat' is one of the top trends on Sunday.
New Delhi: Many of the Twitter users must be wondering why 'Akhand Bharat' is one of the top trends on Sunday.
The hash tag 'Akhand Bharat' is trending on Twitter in the wake of BJP's general secretary Ram Madhav's interview to Al Jazeera.
The BJP general secretary on lien from RSS in the interview has said that RSS believes that India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will one day reunite again not by war but through "popular goodwill".
"The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) still believes that one day these parts, which have for historical reasons separated only 60 years ago, will again, through popular goodwill, come together and 'Akhand Bharat' will be created," Ram Madhav told Al Jazeera, a Doha-based channel.
Interestingly, his comments that were made public on the night Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise stopover in Lahore for a meeting with Nawaz Sharif.
The programme containing Ram Madhav's comments was apparently recorded in London before the prime minister's surprise visit to Pakistan on Christmas day when he met Sharif and discussed ways of improving ties between the two countries.
My AJ interview was recorded on 7 Dec. Its telecast yesterday was a coincidence. Those who try to link it to any other event may note
— Ram Madhav (@rammadhavbjp) December 26, 2015
Ram Madhav, an RSS pracharak himself, said, India is "a land where a particular way of life, a particular culture or civilisation, is practised."
"We call it Hindu - do you have any objection? India has one culture. We are one culture, one people, one nation," he told the channel.
Madhav said the RSS ideology is for the supremacy of India and the organisation is neither "fascist" nor "aggressive".