Firmly believing that the Ram Temple Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya is a strategic political transfer, the BJP management in Haryana led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is eyeing a considerable vote financial institution uptick from non secular fervour by guaranteeing a second successive win not solely within the state’s 10 Lok Sabha seats but in addition a report third successive time period months later within the meeting elections.
However, the principle Opposition Congress appears to lack a transparent technique.
“The entire country and crores of people from across the world have participated in today’s happiness. Today has marked the beginning of a new era, ” was the primary response of Khattar, an RSS man, quickly after the Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya on January 22.
Missing no alternative to take a potshot on the political rivals within the Hindi belt, Khattar added, “He (Rahul Gandhi) should have come to Ayodhya like others, but he rejected the invitation. He always looks for a political angle in everything; this is not politics, it’s a matter of people’s faith.”
In a primary within the state’s electoral historical past, the ruling BJP made a clear sweep by profitable all 10 Lok Sabha seats within the state in May 2019, whereas the Congress and Om Prakash Chautala’s Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) had confronted humiliating defeats.
Months later, Khattar was sworn in because the Chief Minister when the BJP shaped the federal government, the state’s first non-Congress authorities on the helm for the second consecutive time period.
This 12 months each the parliamentary and meeting elections are prone to be slated in May and October.
Political observers consider each the parliamentary and meeting polls can be a straight battle between Khattar’s ideas of ‘Ram Rajya’ to run state affairs and his arch rival and senior Congress chief Bhupinder Hooda, who’s working arduous to return to energy amid the social gathering’s inner ‘war of supremacy’.
Responding to the Ram Temple Pran Pratishtha ceremony, Leader of Opposition Hooda advised the media that Lord Ram is the image of everybody’s religion and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was the primary to open the doorways of the Ram Temple.
“Rajiv Gandhi, in coordination with Bir Bahadur Singh, got the locks of the temple opened after which the foundation stone was laid in Ayodhya on November 9, 1989. Lord Ram should not be associated with any party, he is worshipped and revered by everyone, ” he mentioned in an deal with to advocates in Rohtak.
In his confrontation with the BJP-JJP authorities, he mentioned that the alliance has utterly did not ship on public expectations and implement even their election manifestos.
Contrary to the confusion throughout the Congress over the boycott of the Ram temple occasion and the shortage of a transparent technique, all the saffron brigade is flaunting non secular symbolism by constructing the Hindutva narrative and highlighting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s function on this historic second.
“Ram Rajya, ” would be the slogan for the forthcoming polls, a senior BJP chief advised IANS.
“In the last 10 years, good governance has been practiced, and the concept of Ram Rajya is now prevalent not only in the whole country but also in the states, ” Chief Minister Khattar was quoted as saying a day forward of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony.
He mentioned those that hinder the development of the Ram Temple and disrespect him will face penalties.
After the temple inauguration, the Chief Minister expressed his emotional response by saying the Pran Pratishtha program moved him deeply.
At a program in Karnal, Khattar, a grounded organisational man identified for his easy way of life, mentioned, “We used to affirm our commitment to Lord Ram, vowing to build the temple there. As descendants of Lord Ram, we have fulfilled that promise, and today, on January 22, 2024, a new dawn has emerged.”
Describing the day as one in every of pleasure and happiness, he started this system by singing the traces of a Ram bhajan. Amid chants of Jai Shri Ram, the Chief Minister danced with a toddler to have a good time the second.
Joining in, Karnal Member of Parliament Sanjay Bhatia, mentioned, “With 500 years of struggle and sacrifices made by our elders, the dream they envisioned has finally been realized with the construction of the grand Ram Lala temple at the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi.”
Education Minister Kanwar Pal turned emotional whereas watching the dwell broadcast of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony.
“The 21st century will be India’s best era, as envisioned by our elders. After the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Lord Ram, a new era has begun, ” he mentioned.
However, no senior Congress chief from the state has visited the Ram temple since its consecration.
Ahead of the consecration, state Congress chief and MP Deepender Hooda visited the Hanuman Garhi Temple in Ayodhya together with the Uttar Pradesh social gathering management.
“This is not my first visit to Ayodhya and the Ram Temple. I visited the temple one year ago too on the occasion of Makar Sankranti to seek blessings of Lord Ram, ” he mentioned, including “Lord Ram belongs to everyone. The BJP should not politicise the Ram Temple consecration ceremony.”
In October 2019, the saffron social gathering, which received 40 seats and was six in need of a majority within the 90-member Assembly, shaped the federal government in alliance with the then newly shaped Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) led by Dushyant Chautala, who’s Khattar’s deputy within the authorities.