Highlights of the Caravan interview with Samjhauta blast accused Swami Aseemanand
- First went to Dangs in 1997.... In 10 days, 40,000 Christians got converted to Hinduism and 30 churches ko tod ke humnein mandir banaya (we destroyed 30 churches to build temples).
- In 2002, when Godhra happened and the cleansing of Muslims from the adivasi areas, I was very active.... The work done in adivasi areas was done directly by the adivasis...no Muslim has returned there so far.
- The biggest issue is Muslims. With Christians we can always stand together and threaten them. Mussalman se nipatne ke liye abhi se tayyar hona padega (to deal with Muslims, we need to prepare now) They’re multiplying fast. If they become a majority, we will be in really bad shape.
- Even before he became CM, Narendra Bhai (Modi) used to come and meet me. He told me, “I know that Keshubhai is troubling you. He will soon be out of power and I will become the CM. Phir aapka kaam hum karenge (then I will do your work).
- Narendrabhai ki toh baat alag hai. Maante hain mujhe ...matlab main bhi karyakarta, who bhi karyakarta. Ek hi kaam karna hai. Keshubhai ka apna vichar hai, jaisa Advaniji ka bhi apna vichar hai (Modi is in a different league. He heeds me; both of us are volunteers and (Sangh) functionaries. Our work and thinking are the same. Keshubhai and Advaniji think differently).
- Sunil Joshi was absconding in connection with a murder case in MP. So I told him to come to my ashram and stay comfortably. Sunil Joshi did all the planning. Main wahi hai (he was the main man). But blaming me for planning...