Eye on polls: BJP raises Hindutva pitch with Ekta Yatra in Telangana

BJP state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar said the party would oust 'Razakars' from power and establish the rule of `Rama’ in Telangana

By Nikisha Uddagiri  Published on  15 May 2023 3:28 AM GMT
Eye on polls: BJP raises Hindutva pitch with Ekta Yatra in Telangana

Hyderabad: BJP state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar said the party would oust 'Razakars' from power and establish the rule of `Rama’ in Telangana.

Bandi Sanjay Kumar said he will bring the Hindutva atmosphere throughout Telangana during the yatra. Kumar also claimed that without Hinduism, India would have become another Pakistan. He made the statement during an event in Karimnaga. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also joined the rally. Thousands gathered for the Hindu Ekta Yatra, with Kumar and other Hindutva leaders leading the procession.

The Yatra began at the Arya Vysya Bhavan. It largely focused on promoting Hindutva ideology and the agenda of the BJP in the state. The leaders spoke about various issues related to Hinduism such as the threat of Love Jihad, the need for Hindus to be conscious, and the restoration of the kingdom of Rama.

Bandi Sanjay expressed gratitude to Himanta Biswa Sarma, for participating in the Hindu Unity Yatra. Sanjay emphasized the significance of the Karimnagar fort, stating that it symbolizes the oppression faced by Hindu and Dalit communities. He said it has now become a platform for serving Hindu society. He said those responsible for harming the Hindu community. He called for creating an environment that promotes Hinduism.

“Karnataka elections have taken place. They say that those who speak of Hinduism will not come to power. Is this true? I cannot say. Let's watch and see what happens,” he said.

Assam Chief Minister criticizes Telangana government

Addressing the public, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his unwavering faith in Hinduism and its endurance in the country. He said Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma will remain till the sun remains. He said Hindus have now awakened in the country.

Speaking about recent developments, Sarma praised the completion of the Ayodhya temple and the repeal of Article 370.

"A few years ago, it was not thought that there would be a temple in Ayodhya. But this year the construction of the temple was completed. No one thought Article 370 would be repealed. A uniform civil code will be implemented in the country. India will be a real secular country," he said.

Sarma also criticized the state of affairs in Telangana, where petrol prices are high and government employees do not receive the benefits they deserve. He also accused the government of corruption in conducting business with officials in Delhi.

"Petrol costs Rs 98 in Assam, but it costs 108 rupees in Telangana. Government employees in Assam get their salaries on the 1st of every month, while in Telangana the employees get in mid-month. Even 50 thousand jobs were not given in Telangana,” he said

He also spoke about the issue of love jihad and vowed to take action against it. He claimed to have closed down 600 madrassas in Assam and threatened to close 1000 more in the future.

Sarma called for a change in leadership in Telangana. "Razakar rule needs to go," he said expressing his support to Sanjay.

He said Ramrajya, the state of good governance, would come to Telangana shortly.

Hindu Ekta Yatra has gained traction with the display of saffron flags. The rally, which started earlier on Sunday, has seen a diverse group of participants, including saffron-clad soldiers, women dressed in various traditional clothing, and people from different cultures. The Yatra went on to continue until midnight.

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