23rd October 04:25 PM
Lal calls on political parties to keep religion out of their political campaigns
By Dhanjay Deo
Thursday 21/09/2017
Shree Sanatan Dharam Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji’s General Secretary Virendra Lal

The Shree Sanatan Dharam Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji’s General Secretary Virendra Lal is calling on political parties to keep religion out of their political campaigns.

His comment comes after National Federation Party’s General Secretary, Jagannath Sami had stated during a Talanoa Session that NFP parliamentarians Biman Prasad, Parmod Chand and Prem Singh can be called the Trimurti which are the three Hindu Gods.

Lal says they will discuss this matter in a meeting and see whether any action will be taken.

He says this act has brought disrepute to their religion and is requesting political parties to do away with this.

Jagannath Sami had made these remarks while introducing Prasad, Chand and Singh at the Rishikul Sanatan College and likened them to three Hindu Gods.

When contacted, NFP’s Leader Professor Biman Prasad says Sami had never said that the three NFP parliamentarians are equivalent to God.

He says Sami was just acknowledging the contribution of the three NFP parliamentarians.

Prasad says when people quote from religious scriptures to make a point, it does not mean they are using religion or they are portraying people as Gods.

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