Hamari Sansad Sammelan: Session 2 – BJP's first-time MPs reveal Ram Mandir roadmap

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 21 June 2019, 06:59 PM

The newly-elected, first-time MPs gave a fresh outlook on political discourse of ‘New India’ during the second session of News Nation’s prestigious Hamari Sansad Sammelan. During the one-of-its conclave after the Lok Sabha Elections, the eminent politicians spoke about how they view various issues. Shankar Lalwani, Rajkumar Chahar, Tejaswi Surya, Rita Bahugana Joshi and Navneet Kaur Rana debated on key topics during session 2 of Hamari Sansad, which was moderated by News Nation’s Peenaz Tyagi.

As many BJP workers and Hindutva supporters intensify their demand for Ram Mandir, BJP’s first-time MPs revealed the roadmap after the Supreme Court’s impending verdict. Making a big statement on the issue, Rita Bahuguna Joshi said, “if mediation doesn’t work and the Supreme Court’s order doesn’t come in our favour, we will go for other constitutional measures.” Joining the Ram Mandir chorus, BJP’s Tejasvi Surya said, “We will soon build a great Ram Temple. The issue is before Supreme Court. Both Centre and state government are trying to clear legal hurdles through affidavit and Attorney General.”

Navneet Kaur Rana came down heavily on those chanting slogans in the Lok Sabha. She said that the sloganeering is not right. However, Surya said that chanting such slogans is not wrong as Constitution gives the leaders the rights to do so. On issue of women’s reservation, Rita Bahuguna Joshi said that the Modi government will bring the women’s reservation bill as the Prime Minister has brought focus on issues related to women. 

After losing 2014 polls, Rana defeated veteran Shiv Sena leader and two-time Member of Parliament (MP) Anandrao Adsul in Amravati constituency. Rana, a former Telugu actress, is also the only candidate from among the alliance partners of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) who managed to emerge victorious in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Whereas Rita Bahuguna Joshi is known as senior leader in UP’s politics, it was only in 2019 that she was elected in Lok Sabha Elections from prestigious Allahabad seat. Joshi was the minister of Women's Welfare, Family Welfare, Mother and Child Welfare and Tourism in Yogi Adityanath government. She won from Allahabad by defeating her nearest rival by 1.84 lakh votes.

First Published: Friday, June 21, 2019 03:57 PM
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