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Himanta Biswa Sarma calls for equal religious facilities in Jharkhand Legislative Assembly

Himanta Biswa Sarma calls for equal religious facilities in Jharkhand Legislative Assembly

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on May 22 criticized the Jharkhand government for playing appeasement politics while giving special provisions for Muslims to offer Namaz in the State Legislative Assembly. 

For what he termed as religious favoritism, CM Sarma asserted that if the Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha has made provisions for offering Namaz, similar arrangements should be made for Hindus to read the Hanuman Chalisa.

Highlighting the issue, Sarma stated, "You all have seen how Congress and JMM together work on appeasement politics. They are in no way working for the welfare of the Muslim community. They are primarily engaged in appeasement politics. You have seen in our Jharkhand Assembly, they have built a Masjid for the Muslim leaders to offer Namaz. Why can't they provide a separate arrangement for reading Hanuman Chalisa for the Hindus?"

Sarma's remarks underscore his criticism of the ruling parties, Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), accusing them of engaging in appeasement politics rather than genuinely addressing the welfare needs of the Muslim community.

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