Lalu's message to Yogi: 'Lord Ram will punish BJP'
Patna, Oct 20: Thanks to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and his likes, the nation is once again witnessing the renewal of politics over the Hindu god, Lord Ram.
As a part of Diwali celebrations, CM Adityanath whole-heartedly concentrated on Lord Ram during his visit to Ayodhya on Wednesday.
Fearing that revival of politics over Lord Ram by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would prove politically beneficial for the saffron party before the Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat (slated in November and December respectively) and of course the Lok Sabha polls in 2019, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav decided to slam Adityanath.
On Thursday, Yadav said Lord Ram will punish the BJP as it has been doing politics in his name. "It is wrong and unethical to play politics in the name of Lord Ram," the former Bihar CM told reporters on the occasion of Diwali.
Attacking the UP CM, Yadav alleged that Adityanath was doing "political drama" in the name of Ram. The RJD chief added that everyone was free to practise his or her religion and offer prayers.
"But BJP leaders, particularly Yogi, have been doing political drama. People understand this drama in the name of religion." He said he was sure the BJP would be punished by Lord Ram for misusing his name for political gains.
"The BJP-led central government has made life difficult for the poor due to domenetisation. Poor people are struggling for survival... For this Lord Ram would finish off the RSS and the BJP because Lord Ram is in the heart of all the people in the country."
On Wednesday, the UP CM launched the three-day "Deepotsav" celebrations on a mega scale in Ayodhya. As a part of the celebrations, Adityanath welcomed actors playing the Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman, amid a record 1.75 lakh "diya" or lamps.
Hitting out at the opposition for criticising his grand Diwali celebrations at Ayodhya, Adityanath on Thursday said that no one has the right to question his faith.
"This is my personal faith and how can opposition interfere in this?" said Adityanath.