By Muslim Mirror Staff
Union Minister Smriti Irani addressed a spirited crowd at a public rally in Sehore as part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ and passionately characterized the impending Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections as more than just a political contest for votes.
In her address, she framed the electoral battle as a decisive confrontation between “dharma” (righteousness) and “adharma” (non-righteousness).
“This is not a fight for votes. This is a battle between dharma and adharma,” declared Irani to an enthusiastic gathering of supporters.
In an apparent reference to recent remarks made by some DMK leaders regarding Sanatan Dharma, Irani drew a historical perspective, asserting, “The British came and went back, the Mughal empire ended, but we (Sanatan Dharma) are still here and will continue to be there tomorrow as well.”
Turning her attention to the upcoming polls, Irani emphasized the ideological divide, stating that it is a clash between those who invoke the name of Lord Ram and those who, with the blessings of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, submitted documents in court claiming that Lord Ram does not exist.
“This is not going to be an ordinary electoral battle. There is an alliance of those who are trying to destroy Sanatan Dharma, and our resolve is that we will protect religion as long as we live,” asserted the Union Minister.
Touching upon the recent announcement of the opposition alliance INDIA boycotting shows of 14 television anchors, Irani expressed surprise, questioning whether the Gandhi family and the opposition were afraid of facing questions from journalists.
She posed a rhetorical challenge, “How will they (Gandhis, opposition) compete with Prime Minister Narendra Modi?”
In a final jibe at the opposition bloc INDIA, Irani remarked, “Mere change of name does not turn a jackal into a lion.”