Form govt, get free darshan of Ram Lalla: Amit Shah in MP

Ashoknagar, Nov 13 (ANI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a public rally for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, at Chanderi, in Ashoknagar on Monday. (ANI Photo)

The Ram Mandir took centre stage in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh in the public rally of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Guna district on Monday with the BJP leader slamming the Congress party for “hindering” the construction of the temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya.

Addressing a public rally in Guna’s Raghogarh, Amit Shah promised that the BJP would bear the cost for the darshan of Lord Ram Lalla if its government is formed in Madhya Pradesh. “…You make the government of the BJP on December 3, the BJP Madhya Pradesh government will help you seek the darshan of Lord Ram Lalla free of cost…” Amit Shah said.

The 230-member Madhya Pradesh assembly is set to go to polls on November 17, with the vote count taking place on December 3. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking to retain power in the state.

The union minister further accused the Congress Party of ‘halting’ the construction of the temple and ‘disrespecting’ the Indian culture. “Congress party always insulted our pilgrimage sites and Indian culture. Narendra Modi built the Ram temple in Ayodhya, built the Kashi Vishwanath corridor, built Baba Mahakal’s Lok and Somnath temple is being built of gold. The PM revived Badrinath Dham and Kedar Dham too,” he said.

Shah further said that the Ram Lalla was in a “humiliated state” for 550 years. “The Congress party was stalling, deviating and delaying Ram Mandir for 70 years. Ram Lalla was in a humiliated state for 550 years. You made Modi ji the Prime Minister, he performed Bhoomi Pujan of Ram temple and today Ram temple is being built in Ayodhya,” he added.

Adding further, Amit Shah said that the state is set to celebrate the Diwali festival thrice in the coming months– on the day of Diwali which was on Sunday, on the day of the state poll results, and when the temple is inaugurated in Ayodhya in January 2024.