Ram Temple: Amit Shah congratulates the nation, says today marks beginning of a new era
- Amit Shah could not attend the event as he was tested positive for COVID-19
- The 55-year-old minister took to Twitter to express his gratitude
- Shah is in hospital for treatment of coronavirus
Union Home Minister Amit Shah congratulated the nation as Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya on Wednesday.
Shah, who could not attend the event as he tested positive for COVID-19 on August 2. Taking to Twitter, the Union Home Minister wrote, “Construction of magnificent temple of Lord Ram demonstrates PM Narendra Modi's strong and decisive leadership. My heartiest congratulations to all Indians on this unforgettable day. Modi government is committed to protecting and preserving Indian culture and its values.
The 55-year-old minister, who is admitted to a hospital, wrote, “This day will be written as a golden chapter in the history of great Indian culture and new era has started today.”
Shah added, “The construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya has been a symbol of the faith of Hindus around the world for centuries. PM Modi and Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra has done the work of honouring the faith of crores of people by performing Bhoomi Pujan of Ram temple. I express my heartfelt gratitude.”
PM Modi attended the bhoomi pujan and laid the foundation stone of the temple. After the ceremony, the PM said, “With the construction of this temple, not only history is being made, but is being repeated. The way boatmen to tribals helped Lord Ram, the way children helped Lord Krishna lift Govardhan mountain, similarly, with everyone's efforts temple construction will be completed.”
The Supreme Court in November 2019 paved the way for construction of the Ram Temple, ending decades old Ram Janmabhoomi controversy. The top court gave 2.5 acres of the dispute land for the construction of the temple and five acres of land was allotted for the construction of a mosque.