Rajnath pays obeisance at 'Ramlala'
Ayodhya, Mar 30 (UNI) BJP president and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Rajnath Singh today paid obeisance to 'Ramlala' at the Ram Janmabhoomi complex here.
Mr Singh had visited the makeshift temple yesterday, but could not have 'darshan' of the diety due to solar eclipse.
This afternoon, he also visited the famous Hanumangadhi temple and offerred prayers.
The BJP chief said that he sought the 'ashirvaad' (blessings) of 'Ramlala' for the success of the party's proposed 'Bharat Raksha Yatra' starting from April 6.
Talking to UNI later, Mr Singh said the BJP would continue to uphold the cause of the Ram temple construction. Between April 6 and May 10, two yatras one each led by Mr Singh and former BJP president Lal Krishna Advani would be taken out, he said adding, ''Hindutva is the religion and soul of the country. Its concept is much beyond than a particular community.'' Training guns on the Congress president, he reiterated that Sonia resigned her Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat since she could not muster courage to face inquiry over office of profit issue.
''If Ms Gandhi had the courage, she should have faced the inquiry before resigning.'' Mr Singh sought a comprehensive debate in Parliament over the issue. ''The UPA government is trying to mould the country's destiny according to its minority-centric approach. Our yatras also aim at highlighting this anomaly in governance.'' The BJP president also met Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas president Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Mahant Ram Vilas Das Vedenti, Kaushal Kishore Phalahari and Mahant Siya Kishori Sharan.
Mahant Nritya Gopal Das said the contruction of Ram temple in Ayodhya was a foregone conclusion, irrespective of the dispensation at the centre.
''The issue is sentimental to the 90 crores Hindus living in the country and the temple has to be built at any cost.'' The Mahant even advised the BJP not to neglect the temple issue in its own political interest.