Bihar’s deputy chief minister, Sushil Kumar Modi, on Monday confirmed that the BJP’s win in Gujarat was a victory of RAM over HAJ.
Modi also attached a press release in his tweet, where he explained what he meant by his use of HAJ and Ram analogy.
He said that HAJ stood for the combination of Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakore and Jignesh Mevani, while RAM signified Vijay Rupani, Amit Shah and Modi.
The BJP had made several references to Ram and Haj during the election campaign allegedly in a bid to communalise the polls.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself had come under fire on many occasions for invoking religion during his campaign, when asked Congress to choose between ‘temple and mosque.’
His act was widely perceived to be in gross violation of the Supreme Court order banning the attempts to seek votes in the name of religion.
Sushil Modi’s tweet in Hindi said, “Stamp on Narendra Modi’s policies, In Gujarat, it was the victory of Ram over Haj.’