Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, while campaigning in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, has accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of maintaining silence on the issue of Hamas, contrasting it with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strong condemnation of the terrorist organization. Himanta Biswa Sarma framed the upcoming election in Madhya Pradesh as a choice between the BJP’s emphasis on the Ram Temple and the Congress party’s association with Babri Masjid.
In a scathing critique, Sarma pointed out that while the world watched the Israel-Palestine conflict unfold, Rahul Gandhi chose not to comment on Hamas, which had attacked Israel on October 7. Sarma insinuated that Gandhi’s silence might be attributed to concerns about a hypothetical “India’s Hamas.” He emphasized that Prime Minister Modi did not hesitate to strongly denounce the terrorist attack and took a clear stance against terrorism.
Sarma went on to assert that those in India who might be associated with “Hamas-like” elements knew that Prime Minister Modi was resolute in protecting the country. The Assam Chief Minister’s comments reflect his viewpoint on the national and international security situation.
Furthermore, Sarma drew a political dichotomy between the BJP and Congress by framing it as a choice between the construction of the Ram Temple and the association of the Congress with Babri Masjid. He emphasized the BJP’s commitment to reconstructing the Ram Temple at the site where it was razed by Babar’s forces, contrasting it with what he perceived as inaction on this issue by leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.
Sarma questioned whether the Ram Temple would have been constructed if Narendra Modi had not come to power, and he called on Rahul Gandhi and Kamal Nath to clarify their positions on this matter. He also criticized politicians who visited temples only during elections, suggesting that they choose temples where there would be no objection from historical figures like Babar.
The Assam Chief Minister additionally referred to a notice from the Election Commission related to his comments about Akbar and Aurangzeb, asserting his right to comment on historical figures who were born in India.
Himanta Biswa Sarma’s remarks add a political dimension to the debate over international affairs and domestic politics, setting the stage for further discussions as Madhya Pradesh approaches its upcoming elections.