UPA should withdraw its affidavit on Lord Rama: BJP

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Patna, Sep 13 (UNI) The BJP today urged the UPA to withdraw its affidavit filed before the Supreme Court in connection with the Setusamudram project raising doubts over the very existence of Lord Rama.

BJP National General Seceretary Kiran Ghai said here that instead of withdrawing some of the paragraphs of the affidavit which triggered heat in all walks of life, the UPA should withdraw the complete affidavit filed in connection with the project.

''The announcement of the UPA to withdraw the controversial paragraphs of the affidavit was an open testimony to the fact that it admits to have 'misled' the apex court. In such circumstances the entire affidavit automatically becomes 'irrelevant' and 'misleading,' and instead of filing a supplimentary affidavit the UPA should withdraw it as a whole,'' she said.

Ms Ghai said influenced by the left parties, the UPA had hurt the religious sentiments of 70 crore Hindus living in India.She also pointed out that it was Congress which had accepted Lord Rama as 'Rahstra Purush' and the Indian Constitution drafted during Congress regime carried the photographs of Lord Rama.

She alleged that with the sole motive to safeguard its power, Congress was trying to appease the left parties by questioning the very existence of Lord Rama in the affidavit. ''Rama is an ideologue relevant right from birth to death and for hurting the sentiments of Hindus UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi should apologise,'' she said.

Ms Ghai further said through the affidavit the UPA government raised doubts stating that there was no scientific evidence of Ram Setu, a creation of mankind, and had mentioned that it was actually a natural construction evolved during geological process over a long period.

She said all available informations revealed that the Ram Setu was consturcted during the Holy battle between Ram and Ravan fought to restore the supermacy of 'dharma' over 'adharma'(evil forces).

Meanhwile, BJP state president Radha Mohan Singh also came in open support of Ms Ghai's demands and asked the Centre to constitute an inquiry panel to fix ministerial responsibility for the 'blunder' made in the affidavit. While talking to newspersons here Mr Singh asked the Centre to ensure the safety and security of the Rama Setu at any cost by reviewing the project.

UNI

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