Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said at a public rally in Banamalipur that the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) built Ram Temple after removing Babur’s garrison at Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya.
The Assam Chief Minister was in Tripura on Friday and claimed that Babur had taken the place where Lord Ram was born.
“We had decided to build Ram Mandir in Ram Janmabhoomi when our government comes to power…Babur had occupied the land where Lord Ram was born. Today we removed Babur and started building a big Ram temple” said the Assam Chief Minister.
Sarma further praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts for peace and harmony in the country.
He said, “People used to have no faith. People thought that communal clashes between Hindus and Muslims would happen if someone started building the Ram Temple. Now look at Modi ji. On one side, the Ram is temple built; on the other hand, the brotherhood between Hindus and Muslims has not been affected. The country is progressing as a result.”
Meanwhile, Mr Sarma also exuded confidence on Friday that the BJP “will win by an even wider margin when polls are conducted in Tripura later this month”.
Mr. Sarma also claimed that the opposition congress and the CPI(M) will be wiped out in the state. He made these remarks at Suryamani Nagar in Tripura.
Meanwhile, the BJP is likely to release its election manifesto for Tripura next week.
BJP recorded a stunning victory in Tripura in the 2018 parliamentary elections, a left bastion with Manik Sarkar as chief minister for more than two decades. After the election victory, the BJP BJPlab appointed Deb as Tripura’s Chief Minister and in May 2022 replaced him with Manik Saha as Chief Minister.
The party is gearing up for another victory in Tripura and has formed an alliance with its former ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), which has fielded its candidates at five meeting places.
The BJP has fielded 55 candidates for the elections for 60 parliamentary seats in the northeastern state, scheduled for February 16.
For the first time, 11 female candidates have been awarded tickets for the state assembly election.
Tripura will head to the Assembly polls on February 16. The votes will be counted on March 2, along with Nagaland and Meghalaya.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NewsMadura staff and is being published from a syndicated feed.)
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