Central Chronicle News
Raipur, Oct 31:
Hindutva agenda has gain momentum in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly polls with both the prominent political parties trying to seek support from the people on religious grounds for the November polls.
Congress which has been advocating soft hindutva to corner the principal opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the issue, has recently fielded Mahant Ramsundar Das from the high-profile Raipur South Legislative Assembly segment to not only align towards the voters which are traditional supporters of the BJP as the present incumbent has been undefeated for decades in the Raipur city. However, the BJP heavy-weight Brijmohan Agrawal too has given momentum to the Hindutva agenda with his own style seeking blessings from a large number of Religious Gurus before filing his nomination papers from Raipur South seat for the November 17 polls. However, the Congress approached Election Commission seeking action against Brijmohan for Religious scenario in his favour.
Countering the allegations, the BJP candidate has gone aggressive against his opposition terming the move to be Anti-Hindu. At the same time, he has also questioned the silence of part of the Congress candidate Mahant Ramsundar Das who himself is sheer of the historical Dughdadhari Math in the constituency. Agrawal went on alleging the silence of Mahant, the BJP heavy-weight Agrawal tagged him to be just a mascot of Congress and has nothing to do with the Sanatan Dharma. Agrawal has also sought an apology from the Saint and Sheers for their approach against them while criticising him for political gains.