Raipur: Opposition BJP created chaos in the Assembly by raising the issue of religion conversion going on unabated in the state and alleged the state government for sheltering this practice by certain communities, during the proceedings of the Chhattisgarh Assembly on Wednesday. The Opposition members, including Leader of Opposition Dharamlal Kaushik, former Chief Minister, and MLA Dr. Raman Singh, BJP MLAs Brijmohan Agrawal, Narayan Chandel, Shivratan Sharma, Punnulal Mohle, Ajay Chandrakar, Dr. Krishnamurty Bandhi, and Janta Congress Chhattisgarh –Jogi MLA Dharamjeet Singh said in one voice that the religion conversion is a threat to the culture and tradition of the state. They said that religion conversion is equal to the change of nationalism.
The religion conversion today is not limited to forest dwellers only rather it has spread its tentacles across the state. People from all walks of life are being lured to change their religion and the state government has turned a mute spectator, alleged the Opposition members in the House. They said that conversion of religion in Sukma, Abujhmad, Surguja, etc. are going on unabated. The Opposition alleged that government money is being used in the conversion.
Even a gazetted officer in Naya Raipur was found to engage in conversion of religion. They also named Birgaon in Raipur, Rajnandgaon, and other districts of Chhattisgarh in the House. The Opposition cited the letter written by the Sukma SP on religion conversion to his subordinates and asking them to stay alert. The Opposition also cornered Minister Kawasi Lakhma for threatening the SP as to why the latter wrote the letter.
The Opposition MLAs also raised the issue of intrusion by Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in the state. They termed it as a threat to the economy and safety of the state. The Opposition claimed in the House that over 5000 Rohingyas and Bangladeshis learned to have entered the state. They are being issued Aadhaar and other documents. There is a report regarding Rohingyas being settled on Mahamaya Hill of Ambikapur, said the Opposition demanded a discussion on the abovementioned issues describing their seriousness. The situation in Chhattisgarh will be like Assam, Mizoram, and West Bengal if timely action is not taken by the state government to stop the entry of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis.