"Our nation is run by a constitution which has secularism as a pillar. Whichever party is in the government is responsible to take care of the safety of the life and religious beliefs of people," the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said.

Nearly 300 members of some 60 Muslim families living in a slum on Agra's outskirts reportedly embraced Hinduism on Monday. The Bajrang Dal said it had organized the event.

Mayawati said "There is a provision that there shall be no forced conversion. We got to know through the media that RSS' sister organization Bajrang Dal has forcefully converted Muslims in Agra."

“They (Muslims) were lured. They (Bajrang Dal) took advantage of their poverty to convert them," alleged the Bahujan Samaj Party leader.

"This issue shall be taken up seriously. Although I know the (central) government will say it is a state subject. If it is not stopped, it will cause communal tension in the whole country. The government must take strict action," she added.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the government was committed to secular ideals.

"I want to clarify that we are as dedicated to harmony and secularism as anyone else. Secularism is not anyone's monopoly," he said.

"As far as this incident is concerned, an FIR has been registered. Naming a particular organization for political reasons is not right. I request (the chair to) expunge the name of the organizations specially the RSS. Whatever action has to be taken has to be taken by the state government," Naqvi added.

The opposition sought a clarification from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said "The RSS has said that after 90 years they have their government in (Delhi). They say they will convert the nation into a Hindu nation. People were misled, the government must make a statement," he said.

Congress leader Anand Sharma asked Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien to direct the government to elicit the Prime Minister's views.

Kurien said "If you want to raise the issue, there are rules."

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