Days prior to the mega Ram temple consecration ceremony in Ayodhya to be attended by major leaders, Nationalist Congress Occasion (NCP) leader Jitendra Awhad has provoked a controversy with his remark that “Lord Ram was a non-vegetarian”.
Mr Awhad, who belongs to the Sharad Pawar camp of the NCP, created the remark at an celebration in Maharashtra’s Shridi on Wednesday.
“Lord Ram belongs to us, Bahujans. He applied to hunt and eat animals. He is a Bahujan. They are attempting to make everyone a vegetarian by giving Lord Ram’s instance. But Lord Ram was not a vegetarian, he was a non-vegetarian. A person who has stayed in the forest for 14 many years – in which will he go to locate vegetarian foodstuff?” Mr Awhad mentioned, referring to the decades Lord Ram put in in the forests in the Hindu epic Ramayana.
The comment, which comes ahead of the grand consecration of the new Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya later this month, has sparked a significant controversy, with some searching for motion versus him for hurting spiritual sentiments.
A large group of supporters of the Ajit Pawar faction of the NCP turned up exterior Mr Awhad’s Mumbai property on Wednesday night time and shouted slogans towards him. The protesters returned this early morning with a poster of Mr Awhad, which they repeatedly hit with slippers.
The law enforcement have deployed extra personnel in front of Mr Awhad’s home.
Led by BJP MLA Ram Kadam, the protesters mentioned they will march to the nearest law enforcement station and file a circumstance against the NCP MLA more than his feedback that hurt the sentiments of Hindus.
“All devotees of Lord Ram will file a law enforcement scenario against Jitendra Awhad,” Mr Kadam reported. “If Balasaheb ended up alive, modern Saamana newspaper would have spoken harshly to individuals who identified as Lord Ram a non-vegetarian,” Mr Kadam reported in a write-up on X, referring to the Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece.
“But what is the truth these days? Any person can say anything about Lord Ram any individual can make pleasurable of Hindus. They do not care. They are as cold as ice. But occur elections, they will chat about Hindutva,” the BJP MLA stated.
Mr Awhad, on the other hand, did not stop at Lord Ram. He pressed on and opened one more controversy with his remark that India obtained independence only since of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
“No issue what an individual suggests, the truth of the matter is that we obtained independence only since of Gandhi and Nehru. Gandhi ji was not assassinated in 1947, but the first assault on him took spot in 1935, the next in 1938, and the 3rd in 1942,” Mr Awhad explained.
“After all, why did they assault him so quite a few times… since Gandhi ji was a tradesman and an OBC (Other Backward Lessons). The point that the chief of this kind of a massive independence movement was an OBC was not appropriate to them (RSS),” the MLA of the Sharad Pawar NCP faction explained, referring to the BJP’s ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
In Ayodhya, the local authorities and the law enforcement are making preparations for the anticipated surge in readers all-around the Ram temple consecration ceremony. Stability has been tightened and steps are in location to be certain the temple’s consecration event goes effortlessly.