New Delhi: Declare the Moon as ‘Hindu Rashtra’ and the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft’s landing site as its capital – these are the demands of Swami Chakrapani Maharaj, a Hindu Mahasabha leader and a man notorious for his outlandish remarks.
“I want India to declare the Moon as a Hindu Rashtra with a resolution in Parliament,” he said in a video message on X (formerly known as Twitter).
In the video, he thanked Narendra Modi for naming the landing area of Chandrayaan-3 “Shiv Shakti Point” and said it should be developed as the capital after establishing a Hindu nation on the Moon.
He wrote in the caption, “Moon should be declared as Hindu Sanatan Rashtra from Parliament, Shiv Shakti Point should be developed as its capital at the landing place of Chandrayaan 3, so that no terrorist can reach there with Jihadi mentality.”
The Hindu priest, Swami Chakrapani Maharaj, has made headlines for his bizarre remarks in the past as well.
In 2020, Swami Chakrapani Maharaj and his outfit, All India Hindu Mahasabha, held a “gaumutra party” during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In 2018, the leader of the All India Hindu Mahasabha, said that flood victims in Kerala who have eaten beef shouldn’t receive help.