Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma immediately responded with a Ramayan reference when a reporter requested why Rahul Gandhi was not invited to the grand consecration ceremony of the Ram temple. The reference although, was of Ravan, the 10-headed demon king the BJP has been evaluating the Congress to since its three high leaders declined the invite to affix the temple inauguration in Ayodhya which befell immediately, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Why are you speaking of Ravan?” Mr Sarma replied. “A minimum of speak about Ram immediately? After 500 years, immediately is an effective day to speak about Ram. As we speak no less than allow us to not speak of Ravan,” he added.
Mr Gandhi was not invited for the consecration ceremony. The invite went to celebration chief Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia Gandhi, and the chief of the Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, all of whom declined, pointing to the politicisation of a non secular occasion in an election yr.
Rahul Gandhi had made his stance clear vis-a-vis the temple inauguration, calling it a “Narendra Modi Perform”.
“The RSS and the BJP have made the January 22 perform a very political, Narendra Modi perform. It has grow to be an RSS-BJP perform.” he stated.
“It’s tough for us to go to a political perform, which is designed across the prime minister of India and the RSS. We now have made it clear that whoever amongst our companions or our celebration wish to go to the Ram temple is welcome to do it. It’s tough for us to go to (the temple) on January 22. That this can be a prime minister’s perform and an RSS perform and we’re going to attend it … it isn’t doable,” he had added, drawing brickbats from the BJP.
“Rahul Gandhi lives in a la-la world. He thinks the whole lot he says is based on no person understanding the reality and he can get away with these atrocious lies,” stated Union minister and BJP chief Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
The BJP has censured all who declined the invite. Calling the leaders anti-Hindu, the BJP has declared that they are going to get their punishment from the folks on the hustings.