There is no unanimity even in RJD on Education Minister Chandrashekhar’s Ramcharitmanas.
Jagdanand Singh supported and Shivanand Tiwari stood in opposition.
Different tone on Ramcharitanas dispute between JDU and RJD.
Patna. After the statement of Education Minister Chandrashekhar on Ramcharitmanas, where RJD’s Bihar State President Jagdanand Singh has stood with him, RJD’s National Vice President and senior party leader Shivanand Tiwari has called the statement of Education Minister wrong. Shivanand Tiwari publicly expressing his disagreement on this issue, Shivanand Tiwari, sitting with Jagadanand Singh at the party headquarters, said that there is no decision in the party to object to ‘Ramcharitmanas’ and I agree with Jagadanand Singh’s statement. I am not
Shivanand Tiwari said, if the party has decided to object to Ramcharitmanas and Ram, then a meeting should be held in the presence of Tejashwi Yadav and then a decision should be taken. As far as my knowledge is concerned, no such decision has been taken by the party to object to Ram Charit Manas and Ram.
However, Shivanand Tiwari, citing socialist Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, also said that, Lohia had said that there is garbage along with diamonds and pearls in it. Diamond pearls should not be thrown away in the process of throwing garbage and garbage should not be eaten in the process of eating diamond pearls.
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At the same time, after the statement of Shivanand Tiwari, Education Minister Chandrashekhar again stood by his statement and said that there are some verses in Ramcharitmanas, which opposes giving education to Dalit backward, and such verses should be removed. Let us tell you that Jagadanand Singh has said that the party will stand by the statement of the Education Minister and has termed this dispute as a conspiracy of the Kamandalists i.e. BJP.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 14, 2023, 13:34 IST