The Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala referred to goddess Sita of the Ramayana while mentioning an episode related to Draupadi in the Mahabharata which has led to BJP asking why the Congress party “hates Hindus so much. .
Surjewala is one of three candidates the Congress has fielded for the Rajya Sabha polls from Rajasthan.
He was expressing confidence in the grand old party’s victory and was simultaneously hitting out at the BJP when by mistake he referred to Sita.
“Majority will win, democracy will win, Constitution will win, the law will win, morality will win and those who are under cover of lies like at one time Sita Maiya’s ‘cheerharan’ had happened” they want to do ‘cheerharan’ of democracy, those people will be defeated and exposed,” he told reporters in Udaipur.
Sharing a video of Surjewala, who by mistake mentioned goddess Sita instead of Draupadi in the context of disrobing episode in the epic, BJP national spokesperson Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore asked:“Why the Congress hates Hindus so much.”
“Rahul Gandhi, who does election tours from temple to temple, is irritated by a sacred word like Hindutva. His party keeps insulting Lord Ram. Today again, the Congress has hurt the faith of Hindus by making indecent remarks on Mata Sita,” tweeted Rathore.
BJP leader Tajinder Singh Bagga shared a video clip and urged Delhi Police to file an FIR against Surjewala.
“Shame on the Congress for insulting Sita Maiya. How long will these people keep insulting Hindus to please a particular community? Delhi Police should file FIR against Randeep Surjewala,” he tweeted.
BJP leader Shehzad Jai Hind said: “Even as a Muslim I know that cheerharan was not of Maa Sita but Draupadi! But then Congress denied the existence of Shri Ram! You can wear Janeu on the coat but what is inside you will always come out!”