Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said the BJP in the Rajya Sabha on April 12, 2017 had stated in reply to a question that the birthplace of Sita was an "issue of faith and not facts".
The Congress leader also said that when people talk of Lord Ram, they talk about 'Ma Sita' as well and remember both of them together.
He alleged that when the BJP sought votes in the name of Lord Ram, but when it came to power it said Ma Sita's existence was a matter of faith and there was no proof that she ever existed.
Gandhi at Congress's plenary session had targeted the BJP and RSS, recalling the two warring sides of the epic Mahabharat, and said the BJP, like the Kauravas, fought for power, while his party, on the lines of the Pandavas, battled for truth.
Taking a dig at his remarks, Sitharaman had said, "The party which questioned the fundamental existence of Shri Ram today wants to identify itself with Pandavas.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)