Disgruntled NDA leader who recently switched sides to join the opposition rank passed a contentious remark by equating the BJP with Ramleela’s Sita. RLSP supremo Kushwaha Upendra Kushwaha drew an insulting parallel to compare the BJP with Sita by asserting that Ramleela’s Sita smokes behind the screen.
It is pertinent to mention that Sita is revered by millions of Hindus living in India and across the globe. His statement is thus nauseating and hurtful to the religious sentiments of practising Hindus.
#WATCH Upendra Kushwaha, RLSP in Darbhanga: In Ram leela when the curtain rises a person comes dressed as Sita mata…..people who watch Ram leela bow their heads out of respect, if you go behind curtain the same Sita ji can be seen smoking a cigarette. This is the face of BJP. pic.twitter.com/2Z1wepXCcH
— ANI (@ANI) April 25, 2019
RLSP chief Kushwaha was in Darbhanga to address a public gathering. During this gathering, he equated BJP with Ramleela’s Sita and said, “When a curtain is raised in Ramleela one person readies herself as Sita. Behind the curtain, you see that Sita ji smoking cigarettes. This is the face of BJP.”
“They are all corrupt inside. I have seen them all but on the outside, they feign a semblance of a god. They put the godly face in front people but I have seen the face with the cigarette when I was in the NDA,” he divulged.
Kushwaha also targeted Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed they can go to any extent to retain power. He alleged that there is no medicine for children, neither for the youth nor for the sick. Attacking further he said there are no provision for medicines either.
He asserted that the opposition, of which he is a part now, would fight the elections on these issues. He also advocated the participation of backwards and dalits in the judiciary.
Kushwaha was miffed over seat-sharing for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections and quit the NDA in December 2018 only to join hands with the opposition.