At Kumbh, BJP sings chorus for Ram Temple, Hindutva

Rajnath Singh
Allahabad, Feb 7: The biggest religious festival Kumbh Mela in the bank of river Ganges at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh is fast turning into a "political" ground. The newly-appointed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh on Wednesday, Feb 6 brought back the controversial Ayodhya and Ram Temple into the forefront, while he paid a visit to Kumbh Mela.

BJP chief stressed that the party is committed to build Ram temple in front of seers and sadhus at Kumbh Mela.

"BJP is a party which believes in Hindu values. The party is committed to the construction of Ram temple at Ram Janamboomi in Ayodhya. It is a cherished desire of millions of Hindus and the BJP would certainly like to do its bit in fulfilling the same," Singh said.

Analysts say BJP is using the platform of Kumbh Mela to start its unofficial campaign for General Elections 2014.

Singh participated in a meeting of the VHP's central advisory committee in presence of its top leaders like Singhal and Pravin Togadia and party colleagues Yogi Adityanath and Laxmikant Vajpayee.

"I am a firm believer in Hindu ideals and love to take part in functions like these. It is my request that no political meaning be attached to my visit," the BJP president added.

To a query on whether projecting Narendra Modi as BJP's prime ministerial candidate came up during his meeting the Sangh Parivar leaders, Singh quipped, "A decision on this matter can be taken only by the party parliamentary board."

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