Bhopal, August 4
Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath on Tuesday hosted a ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ recital at his residence right here and introduced sending 11 silver bricks for the development of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, on the eve of the “bhoomi pujan” ceremony.
Nath mentioned the silver bricks have been purchased from contributions made by members of the Congress.
“We will send 11 silver bricks for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya on the behalf of citizens of Madhya Pradesh,” the previous chief minister instructed reporters.
He mentioned ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ was recited for happiness, progress and prosperity of Madhya Pradesh.
Welcoming the upcoming building of a Ram temple, Nath mentioned its basis had been led by prime minister (late) Rajiv Gandhi “who had opened the Ram Janmabhoomi temple site in 1985”.
“These are our sentiments… Rajivji had said in 1989 that ‘Ram Rajya’ should come in the country. It’s due to Rajiv Gandhi that the dream of Ram temple is coming true. Had he been alive, he would have been very happy,” Nath mentioned.
The former CM additionally listed numerous works completed by his authorities, which collapsed in March this 12 months, for the safety of cows and growth of temples.
“I had installed a huge idol of Lord Hanuman in Chhindwara. We built ‘gaushalas’ or cow shelters when in power. We also removed obstacles that came in the way of construction of ‘Ram Van Gaman Path’ (a mythological route taken by Lord Ram on his way to the 14-year exile). We had also planned the development of Mahakal and Omkareshwar temples,” he mentioned.
When requested in regards to the BJP’s allegations that the Congress lacked a agency stand on the difficulty of Ram temple, Nath mentioned, “We do think about the party line. They (BJP) think about the party line. These are our sentiments”.
Earlier within the day, Nath posted his image clad in saffron on his Twitter profile.
Several leaders of the Congress, together with former Union minister Arun Yadav and his MLA brother Sachin Yadav, have posted movies reciting ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ on social media.
However, the ruling BJP took a swipe on the Congress, saying it was attempting to take undue credit score for the Ram temple.
“How can the get together whose president Sonia Gandhi has not spoken a phrase about Ram temple is attempting to take credit score?
Devotees of Lord Ram perceive this politics of the Congress,” mentioned state Home Minister and senior BJP chief Narottam Mishra.
He additionally referred to Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh’s demand to postpone the Wednesday’s basis laying ceremony in Ayodhya in view of “inauspicious muhurat”.
“Construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya is part of the BJP’s agenda,” mentioned Mishra. PTI