New Delhi, Dec 19: In the wake of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's statement -- Muslims in India are also Hindus -- row, organisation's ideologue MG Vaidya said on Tuesday that one did not have to leave his or her religion to become a Hindu.
"Muslims don't need to leave Quran to become a Hindu. They just have to consider Hinduism as their own religion," MG Vaidya told ANI.
He added that a person not going to the temple was also a Hindu and one should remember the meaning of Hindu.Addressing a public function in Tripura on Sunday, Bhagwat said, "The Muslims in India are also Hindus. We have no enmity with anyone. We want welfare of all."
The statement has created a furore especially among religious leaders. While some Hindu saints welcomed it, others opposed it and said such a statement should not have been made.