Assam Chief Minister Alleges Conspiracy Against Sanatan Culture in Chhattisgarh
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma criticizes INDIA alliance, citing anti-Hindu atmosphere in Chhattisgarh.
RAIPUR: In a recent address during the BJP's Parivartan Yatra in Chhattisgarh's Bhaiyathan, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma criticized the opposition bloc INDIA , particularly targeting DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin's remarks on Sanatan Dharma. Sarma claimed that an anti-Hindu atmosphere has been prevalent in the country since the formation of the "I.N.D.I Alliance."
Highlighting his concerns, Sarma mentioned that the alleged hostility towards Hinduism and Sanatan Dharma began soon after the formation of the I.N.D.I Alliance. He also accused Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel of conspiring against Sanatan culture in the state, citing the settlement of Rohingya refugees and alleged support by the Congress party for conversions of tribal and indigenous people's faith.
Furthermore, Sarma threw a challenge to Bhupesh Baghel and Congress Madhya Pradesh chief Kamal Nath, daring them to take Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi to the Ram Mandir.
Meanwhile, recently, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was summoned to appear in a Uttarakhand court. This summon came in response to allegations that Sarma made derogatory remarks about Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during the 2022 Uttarakhand assembly election campaign. The summon was issued following a complaint filed by Uttarakhand Congress spokesperson Ganesh Upadhyay, who asserted that Sarma had not only questioned Gandhi's lineage but had also made defamatory comments about Gandhi's mother, Sonia Gandhi, during a public rally held in February 2022.
Ganesh Upadhyay, representing the Uttarakhand Congress, further alleged that Sarma's remarks were not only inflammatory but also constituted a misuse of the Information Technology Act. These allegations have stirred significant controversy and legal action against the Chief Minister of Assam. During the rally in question, Himanta Biswa Sarma had vocally asserted that India had conducted a surgical strike in Pakistan under the leadership of General Bipin Rawat, India's then-Chief of Defense Staff. In the course of his speech, Sarma insinuated that Rahul Gandhi had questioned the veracity of the surgical strike and demanded proof of its occurrence. It was during this exchange that Sarma posed a controversial question to the Congress leader, asking whether he had ever been asked to prove his parentage.