Amid the war of words between election-bound Rajasthan and Political parties, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said that religion is a personal matter and not the inheritance of any political party.
His remarks come a day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi and his party were confused about their caste and religion. Ms. Swaraj reacted to Mr. Gandhi’s statement asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi that what kind of Hindu he is and he “does not understand” the foundation of Hinduism.
Mr. Scindia told source at a press conference that “As far as religion of any individual is concerned it is his personal matter. Where do you go, which faith you follow, it is a personal matter. Any religion is not an inherited property of any political party.”
He continued that religion should not enter the domain of politics and vice-versa.
Attacking the BJP for raking up Ayodhya’s Ram Temple issue, Mr. Scindia said that “It is their habit to say ‘mandir hum wahi banayege lekin tareek nahi batayege’ (they make hollow promises on building the Ram temple). It is the BJP’s reality.”
Clarifying the party’s stand on Ram Mandir issue, he said that the decision of the Supreme Court on the matter will be applicable to everyone and its countrymen’s responsibility to abide by it.