Congress Raises Question On PM Narendra Modi’s Visit To Ayodhya
Husain Dalwai, a Congress MP, said that the PM needs to decide if going to such an event amid the Coronavirus pandemic is appropriate
Commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Ayodhya visit for the Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’s foundation stone-laying ceremony, Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Husain Dalwai, on Sunday (July 19, 2020), pointed out that former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had not attended the Bhoomi Puja of the Somnath Temple as he was the leader of a secular nation. He added that the PM must decide if going to such an event amid the Coronavirus pandemic is appropriate or not. Dalwai did concede that PM Modi’s presence at the event will indicate that apart from rituals, work has started on the Ram Mandir.
Dalwai said, “Now Eid is also coming and most Muslim seers have advised people to not visit temples, not gather together, not offer (animal) sacrifice. A lot of temples are shut including the Sai Baba Temple. Even the government keeps encouraging to maintain social distancing, so the PM must decide whether to hold such a ceremony or not.” Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister’s Office finalised August 5 as the day for the “Bhoomi Pujan” ceremony at Ayodhya.
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