Referring to the Congress president Rahul Gandhi remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he did not understand the foundation of Hinduism, Irani said that it was strange that the party which raised question on Lord Ram's existence was talking about Hindu and Hinduism.
Where was the Hindu in Rahul Gandhi when Congress had submitted an affidavit that Lord Ram does not exist?.., she asked?
It may be recalled that in a damage control exercise, the then UPA government in September, 2007 withdrew from the Supreme Court its two affidavits, including the controversial one filed by the ASI claiming there was no historical or scientific evidence to establish existence of Lord Ram and Rama Setu as a man-made bridge.
The action had come in the wake of controversy sparked by the ASI affidavit that forced the government to backtrack.
"Hinduism should not be connected with any sect, caste and religion. It is a way of living life and it is a human religion.
What will they talk about Hindu and Hinduism? They have called Lord Ram a fictional character in the affidavit submitted in Supreme Court in Ram Setu case in 2007, he said.
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