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The BJP legislator – Siddhartha Bhattacharya on Friday claimed that Bihu is a Hindu festival, while Muslims are just “guests”.
Addressing the mediapersons, Bhattacharya mentioned that Bihu is associated with the Hindu religion. He supported his assertion by drawing a parallel between Makar Sankranti and Magh Bihu.
“Bihu is a Hindu linked event since we begin xusori with Ram and Hari. If Muslims wish to participate in Bihu celebrations, it is a matter of appreciation,” he continued.
He further said that Muslims were treated as guests by Bihu, similar to how Hindus are treated during iftar.
“Joining iftar does not transform a Hindu to a Muslim.” – he added.