Giridih: On the last day of the campaigning for the fourth phase of Jharkhand Assembly polls, Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party National President Amit Shah while mentioning Ayodhya Verdict, said, “Humney Abhi-Abhi Supreme Court Mein Ram Janambhoomi Ka Faisla Suna Diya (We have just now delivered the verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi in Supreme Court ).” The statement, however, neither completely sounded like, we just did it nor like the Supreme Court delivered the verdict.
Jharkhand election is the first major election taking place after Ayodhya verdict was delivered. And as expected BJP leaders are trying to take credit of the Supreme Court verdict, which has ordered the construction of a Ram Temple at Ayodhya. BJP President Amit Shah, in his first election rally in Jharkhand, stated that a grand temple would be built at Ayodhya. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) complained to Election Commission that BJP taking the credit of Ram Mandi temple construction when the decision is that of the Supreme Court.
However, today, Amit Shah began his speech with the Ayodhya verdict, stating that the matter was pending for about 100 years and as Narendra Modi was elected as Prime Minister for the second time, he helped court deliver the verdict fast.
Following, in his trademark style, he asked the gathering whether they want a grand temple or not?
Significantly, while Shah highlighted and began his speech with how during Modi’s regime Ayodhya Verdict was delivered, towards the end of his hour-long speech claimed, that the Congress party of indulging in Hindu-Muslim politics for years, spreading Naxalism and riots. By saving terrorism (terrorists), Congress does politics of vote bank, not BJP.”
On Citizenship Amendment Bill he said, “We brought Citizenship Amendment Bill but Congress is saying it is against Muslim. You (Congress) have the habit of saying such things. Whatever we do, they (Congress) say it is against Muslim. Citizenship Amendment Bill is not against Muslims.”
He also alleged, “Congress is behind the burning of Northeast, and from here I am assuring the Northeast people that their culture, linguistic, and political right will be safe under Modi regime.”
“Yesterday Meghalaya’s Chief Minister and other ministers met me and demanded for some changes (in CAA). I said there is no issue in it. Meet me next time and we will do something for Meghalaya,” said the Home Minister. And then added, “They (Northeast people) do not have anything to fear.”
Ironically, the Home Minister in his entire speech was seen attacking the Congress, when in Giridih, the It is the JMM candidate Sudivya Kumar Sonu who is contesting against BJP’s Nirbhay Shahabadi.
Interestingly, President of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), which a BJP ally in Bihar, Chirag Paswan too held a rally only two kilometres away from the site where Shah was addressing the BJP rally. Paswan junior was seen asking people to vote for his party candidate Upendra Sharma, who is also contesting against Shahabadi, the BJP candidate.