Mumbai, July 6: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Mumbai North Gopal Shetty sparked controversy saying Christians did not contribute to the freedom struggle of India.
He also called Christians ‘angrez’ (foreigners).
Not only this, the BJP leader also claimed that it was only the Hindus and the Muslims who played a role in the freedom struggle.
“Christians were British, hence they didn’t participate in India’s freedom struggle. India was not freed by Hindus or Muslims, we fought as one for our independence,” he can be heard as saying in the video.
Shetty made this remark while addressing a gathering during the Eid-e-Milad organised by the Shia Kabrastan Committee at Malad’s Malvani here on Sunday.