Stirring up a hornet’s nest, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj said that, he was a true Muslim and Prophet Mohammed was the biggest practitioner of yoga. The controversial BJP MP said, “In Islam, the biggest name is that of Mohammed and I think Mohammed saab is a great yogi. A Muslim is one with ‘iman’ and thus a Mussalman. So, I am a true Muslim.”
Earlier, hitting out at UP minister Mohd Azam Khan, who advised Yogi Adityanath to offer namaz, the Maharaj said, Hindus don’t have a problem in taking the name of Allah for they believe in different cultures. But if Azam Khan has the guts he should say ‘Jai Shree Ram’ and prove that he is a true Indian.
Ahead of the government’s plans for Yoga Day, on June 21, Maharaj also said that all those who objected to surya namaskar should jump into the sea.
Sakshi Maharaj has made several controversial statements in the past. Earlier this year, he said all Hindu women must produce at least four children. The Unnao MP said, “The concept of four wives and 40 children will not work in India and the time has come when a Hindu woman must produce at least four children in order to protect Hindusim.”
Also, on the Ram mandir issue, he said, “No power on earth can stop the construction of Ram mandir in Ayodhya. It will be constructed, come what may.”