Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that the Congress deliberately delayed settlement of Ram Janmabhoomi temple construction for political ends and divided the society on this issue for vote bank politics.
Addressing a rally at Ranchi on Monday, Modi alleged that the Congress had made Ram temple a political issue. The PM invoked Ram to seek votes of tribals of the state and recalled Gumla was the birthplace of Hanuman, a true follower of Ram.
Ram was born as Prince of Ayodhya, he spent 14 years with the tribals during his vanwas. He spent few days at Gumla too, said Modi and told the tribals, Ram could become Maryada Purushotam only due to the association of the tribals.
Modi further stated that the sacrifices of Birsa Munda and other freedom fighters of Jharkhand inspired him to take bold decisions. He said during the five years of BJP rule at the Centre, many states have tribals as Governors and Lt. Governors.
Tribals have a strong nationalism in their blood, said Modi recalling the martyrdom of tribal soldiers at Pulwama and in Naxalite-affected areas.