PATNA: In yet another embarrassment for the BJP, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma was booked for saying ''Goddess Sita was possibly the first test tube baby of India". According to reports, the case against Sharma was lodged in Bihar's Sitamarhi district on Saturday.
The case against UP Deputy Chief Minister was filed by Chandan Kumar Singh, an advocate, in the Chief Judicial Magistrate's court in Sitamarhi.
The case will be heard on June 8. In his complaint, the petitioner said that Sharma has not only hurt people's religious sentiments but also insulted the country's rich heritage, culture and tradition.
"Sharma's statement is part of a well planned political and criminal conspiracy to hurt and insult sentiment of a particular religion," the petitioner.
He said that the BJP leader's illogical concept will make Hindu religion the butt of ridicule.
Sharma, who had once equated "jets and airplanes" with "Pushpak Viman" during Vedic times, claimed that Sita, the wife of Lord Rama, was, in fact, the first test tube baby of India.
Sharma made these remarks while speaking at the inauguration of a skill development event in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura.
"Sita was born from an earthen pot... at that time, some test tube baby project must be underway that King Janak was ploughing a field... Shouldn't this technology be called test tube baby," he said to an amused gatheri...