Shastra Puja divides Congress, Sanjay Nirupam slams Kharge as atheist for tamasha remark
BJP leader and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's Shastra Puja has left Congress bruised. The opposition party is divided over the puja, conducted by Rajnath Singh on the newly-inducted Rafale fighter jet in France on Tuesday.
While senior party leader Malikarjun Kharge termed it as a tamasha, Sanjay Nirupam said that the ceremony was an Indian tradition. Sanjay Nirupam, who recently threatened to quit the party, termed Kharge and atheist and said that people like him do not represent the party's view.
"'Shastra puja' cannot be called a tamasha. There has been an old tradition of 'Shastra puja' in our country.