Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday courted controversy over his remarks on Lord Ram. He questioned the existence of Lord Rama. Manjhi said, “He believes in Goswami Tulsidas and Valmiki, but does not believe in Ram. Ram was not a god. He was a poetic character of Goswami Tulsidas and Valmiki.”
Manjhi’s party-the Hindustan Awami Morcha (HAM) is one of the constituents of the National Democratic Alliance. Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi made the remarks at the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar and Mata Sabri Mahotsav celebrations at Sikandra block area of Jamui district.