The Shiv Sena on Thursday launched a scathing attack on its senior ally BJP over the Ayodhya issue, saying the construction of Ram temple at the disputed site has become another ‘jumla’ (rhetoric) for the party and it would lead to their ouster from power.

According to PTI, the party said the BJP has not woken up despite its recent electoral defeats in three states and is not ready to learn from what RSS sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat has to say in the context of teachings of the Bhagavad Gita (the Hindu scripture).

In an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, Sena said that there is pressure within the BJP to construct the Ram temple in Ayodhya, but when will “achhe din” (good days) come for Lord Ram.

“Shree (Mohan) Bhagwat, while citing the Bhagavad Gita says what is the use of the arrogance (by saying) what ‘I’ do is the best. ‘I’ did this. He has given a guiding principle for the BJP,” the Uddhav Thackeray-led party said.

“But what is the use? This government, like Kumbhakarna (the demon king Ravana’s brother known for sleeping for months at a stretch), is not ready to wake up even after humiliating defeats in three states,” the Sena said in its editorial.

The BJP recently lost power to the Congress in the three electorally important states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

The Sena said the whole country wanted the temple to be built and that was the reason it voted for the BJP in 2014.

“However, as the issue too became another ‘jumla’ for the party, its journey for ‘wapsi’ (ouster from power) has begun,” the party said.

“When will achhe din come for Lord Ram, who is living in an open tent for the last 25 years while those in power are warming their seats,” it said in sarcastic remarks.

 

(With PTI inputs)