Eye On Polls, Congress To Spotlight Plight Of Holy Narmada In Madhya Pradesh

The social gathering will establish numerous factors the place sewage and industrial waste movement into the river.


In what’s being seen as a bid to take a number of the sheen off the BJP’s Hindutva credentials forward of the meeting polls in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress is planning to launch an enormous marketing campaign to preserve the sacred Narmada river.

Placing a highlight on the ruling BJP’s alleged failure to preserve the river, which is taken into account holy by Hindus and is related to Lord Shiva, the Congress will even conduct common Narmada aarti (prayer ceremony) and clear the ghats (steps main right down to the river) alongside the riverbank. 

Underneath the Narmada Seva Sena banner,  the social gathering will kind numerous native committees throughout the river’s 1,077 km stretch in Madhya Pradesh,  between its level of origin in Anuppur district’s Amarkantak and exit factors within the Barwani and Alirajpur districts.

With the assistance of consultants, the Sena will check the river water’s high quality in numerous stretches and establish the locations the place the water is unfit for bathing and consuming. 

Numerous factors the place sewage and industrial waste movement into the river will even be recognized and the Congress will then put strain on the Shivraj Singh Chouhan authorities to place an finish to the observe. A Congress chief mentioned the social gathering will take up the difficulty of rampant sand mining, including that these elements are placing the river and its aquatic wealth at grave threat. 

With lower than 4 months to go for the meeting polls, the opposition social gathering can be planning readings from the Ramayana, Bhagwad Gita and Shiv Purana in all 52 districts and 230 meeting constituencies of the state. 

Requested about BJP allegations of “smooth Hindutva,” former Madhya Pradesh regulation minister PC Sharma had instructed Ednbox final month,  “The BJP separate Lord Rama from Sitaji, we are saying Jai Siyaram, they are saying Jai Shriram… they do politics of faith, we do politics by following faith, be it Lord Krishna, Lord Rama. They’re gods of justice… What has occurred in Himachal, Karnataka – God will do the identical justice in Madhya Pradesh”.

The BJP had termed the Congress occasions a “hoax”, but in addition claimed victory. “Those that was once seen on the posters of Qawwali and Urs, are seen in Bhagwat right now. That is the change that has come. That is the victory of our thought,” social gathering chief Rajpal Sisodia had mentioned. 

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