"Nirmala Sitharaman is a senior leader of the BJP. Does she even know that the BJP is such a political party which had stated in Parliament that 'Ma Sita' never existed," he claimed.
"Can anyone even imagine that those who garner votes in the name of Lord Ram will say that Sita never existed. Can there be a more sickening attempt than this," he alleged.
The Congress leader also said that when people talk of Lord Ram, they talk about 'Ma Sita' as well and remember both of them together.
He alleged that when the BJP sought votes in the name of Lord Ram, but when it came to power it said Ma Sita's existence was a matter of faith and there was no proof that she ever existed.
Gandhi at Congress's plenary session had targeted the BJP and RSS, recalling the two warring sides of the epic Mahabharat, and said the BJP, like the Kauravas, fought for power, while his party, on the lines of the Pandavas, battled for truth.
Taking a dig at his remarks, Sitharaman had said, "The party which questioned the fundamental existence of Shri Ram today wants to identify itself with Pandavas.
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