Politics over allotment of room for religious prayers have gained pace now. As per reports, Speaker has issued an order for allotment of a separate room where Namaz can be offered in the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly. Following this, BJP MLA Viranchi has also now demanded a room for reciting Hanuman Chalisa.
According to the order, signed by Deputy Secretary of the Legislative Assembly Naveen Kumar, room number TW-348 has been allotted as Namaz Room. Notably, the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly session has started on Friday and an order has been passed on Friday evening itself.
Upping his ante, BJP Viranchi Narayan has said that when a separate room can be allotted for the Muslim society, then why not for Hindus. He said, " I would like to humbly ask the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly that at least five rooms or a big hall should be allotted for reciting Hanuman Chalisa," adding that a room should also be allotted for legislators belonging to Jain, Buddhist and tribal societies.
Going a step further, BJP leader CP Singh, the former speaker of the assembly demanded the construction of a grand temple of Lord Hanuman in the Vidhan Bhawan complex.
Objecting to the move, BJP leader Babu Lal Marandi also said, "Temple of democracy should stay as the temple of democracy only. The allotment of a separate room at (Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha) for Namaz is wrong. We're against this decision."