The recent Pran Pratishtha ceremony held at the Ram temple in Ayodhya has garnered attention from various public figures, with Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma expressing his thoughts on the historic event. While he hailed the end of “500 years of slavery” and the commencement of “Ram Rajya,” a significant controversy arose when he evaded questions about Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s remarks by referring to him as ‘Ravan’.
The Remark and Its BacklashDuring a press interaction, Sarma deflected a question regarding Rahul Gandhi’s comments on the Nagaon attacks by dismissing the topic and instead alluding to the Wayanad MP as ‘Ravan’. This response created a stir in the political landscape, leading to a flurry of debates and commentary on the appropriateness of the CM’s reference. Rahul Gandhi’s Nyay Yatra, a political journey, encountered impediments in Assam, culminating in the leader’s outspoken reaction against the denial of access to certain destinations. The situation escalated when his convoy was allegedly targeted by a group chanting pro-Modi slogans, further intensifying the confrontation between the Congress leader and the state’s political authorities.
Political Tensions and AccusationsThe series of events sparked allegations from the Congress party, asserting that their leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, were subjected to targeting orchestrated by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The party emphasized the continuous obstacles encountered during the Yatra, framing it as a deliberate endeavor to impede their political activities. Rahul Gandhi responded to the situation with a display of resilience, expressing defiance against the purported intimidation, and reaffirming the party’s steadfast approach. However, the confrontations and exchanges between the political factions have underscored a significant rift, further fueling the ongoing turmoil.
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