Following his expulsion from the Congress for indiscipline and anti-party remarks, Acharya Pramod Krishnam asserted on Sunday that there could be no compromise on ‘Ram’ and ‘Rashtra’. Criticizing the Congress party strongly after his expulsion, Krishnam expressed his preference for a 14-year expulsion term instead of 6 years, drawing a parallel to Lord Rama’s 14-year exile. “Last night through many media outlets, I got to know that the Congress party has issued a letter from its side. KC Venugopal in the letter has said that I have been expelled for anti-party activities. First of all, I thank Congress leadership for freeing me from the party. Along with this, I want to ask them what activities were there that were against the party,?” Krishnam said while addressing a press conference.
“Secondly, I wish to Congress party to expel me for 14 years instead of 6 years. Lord Rama was also expelled for 14 years,” he added.
Questing the allegations of anti-party activity, the expelled Congress leader said, “Taking the name of Lord Rama or going to Ayodhya or accepting the invitation of Pran Pratishtha event or laying the foundation of Shri Kalki Dham or meeting Narendra Modi ji is anti-party activity? These are my questions from the leadership of Congress and they must tell the people what are the things that are anti-party activities.”
He said that there were many decisions taken by the grand old party that he did not agree with, which included opposing the abrogation of Article 370.
“There were many decisions taken by the Congress party that I did not agree with, like opposing the abrogation of Article 370. Congress should not have opposed this. Congress should not have supported DMK leaders when they compared Sanatana Dharma with Dengue and Malaria. I want to clarify one thing, no compromise should be made on Ram and Rashtra. Today, I got free,” Krishnam said.