Panaji: Hours after Congress Goa leader Amarnath Panjikar demanded apology from CM Pramod Sawant for hurting religious sentiments over his comments on Ganesh Chaturthi and COVID-19 spike, BJP Goa spokesman Dattaprasad Naik has replied back.
Naik has expressed happiness that Congress has finally come out of their minority appeasement politics. “Opposers of Prabhu Shree Ram have suddenly become Ganesh Bhakts,” the BJP leader commented.
He said, in a statement released here, that opposers of Prabhu Shree Ram have suddenly become Ganesh Bhakts. “CM Pramod Sawant has not said anything that he should apologise. CM has only emphasized on the social distancing norms and use of face masks.”
“I am happy that finally the Hindu in Congress spokesperson Amarnath Panjikar is suddenly alive. They were so busy and engrossed in minority appeasement for the last 72 years that finally they are beginning to wake up,” he said.
“It is a shame that Congress is trying to use religious sentiments for political gains. They stand exposed today. They are the ones who through Adv Kapil Sibbal did everything possible to delay the construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya and are talking of Hindu sentiments today.”
“During covid19 pandemic, it is important for everyone across religion to maintain social distancing and wear face masks while celebrating all religious activities,” he added.