Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey has launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing it of "seeking votes in the name of Lord Ram".
"There is a huge difference between our Ram and their Ram. What does Ram mean for the BJP? A way to collect donations and do business. Seeking vote in the name of 'Ramshila Pujan' and carrying out mob lynching in the name of Lord Ram?" Choubey said addressing a press conference on Friday.
He said the BJP does not have a moral right to the deity.
"Ram for Congress means Shabri's Ram, Nishadraj's Ram, and Ram of the vanvasi (forest dwellers), Maryada Purushottam Lord Ram," he said.
He said Lord Ram is endowed in every corner of the country.
"Ramlila will be organised and we will be a part of the event," he added.
The comment comes days before the festival Dussehra, celebrated across India by conducting pujas and plays from events of the Ramayana over the nine-day 'Navaratri', and burning effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkaran and Meghnad along with fireworks on the tenth day to mark the destruction of evil.
(With inputs from ANI)