The Hemant Soren government of Jharkhand allotted a special hall in the main Jharkhand Assembly Building for offering namaz. The order to this effect was passed on Thursday (September 2).
“In the new assembly building, hall no TW-348 is being allotted for offering namaz”, read the order.
The Leader of Opposition Babulal Marandi criticised the Jharkhand government for allotting a hall for offering namaz inside the assembly building.
“The allocation is absolutely wrong. We will demand that this order is taken back and cancelled immediately. The assembly is a temple of democracy. If order is implemented, it’ll no longer remain a temple of democracy. This order is against the spirit of democracy and BJP opposes it,” he said to the Organiser.
He added, “The Jharkhand government will have to take back this decision.”
Earlier, as reported by the Organiser, the Congress MLA in Jharkhand, Irfan Ansari, had praised the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, saying ‘Afghan people are happy’.
Ansari had said, “American forces are committing atrocities in Afghanistan. The truth is something else there. The Taliban and the people of Afghanistan are happy. The American forces were harassing mothers, sisters and children there. The fight is against them.”