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Kharge, Sonia Gandhi, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury won’t attend Ram Mandir inauguration

Mallikarjun Kharge with Sonia Gandhi. PTI File

The Congress on Wednesday stated that Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge and chief of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is not going to attend the Ram Mandir inauguration on 22 January, ending speculations over the Congress’s stance on the occasion.

“Last month, the Congress President and Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson, Smt. Sonia Gandhi and the Leader of the Congress Party in the Lok Sabha Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury received an invitation to attend the inauguration ceremony of the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya to be held on January 22nd, 2024,” the Congress stated in a press release issued by the celebration basic secretary Jairam Ramesh.

Describing the occasion as an RSS/BJP occasion, the Congress stated that Lord Ram is worshipped by thousands and thousands within the nation however the RSS/BJP have lengthy made a political undertaking of the temple in Ayodhya.

“Lord Ram is worshipped by millions in our country. Religion is a personal matter. But the RSS/BJP have long made a political project of the temple in Ayodhya,” the assertion learn.

The assertion additional stated that inauguration of the unfinished temple is being carried out to make electoral positive factors forward of 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

“The inauguration of the incomplete temple by the leaders of the BJP and the RSS has been obviously brought forward for electoral gain. While abiding by the 2019 Supreme Court judgment and honouring the sentiments of millions who revere Lord Ram, Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Smt. Sonia Gandhi and Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury have respectfully declined the invitation to what is clearly an RSS/BJP event,” the assertion added.

The Ram temple in Ayodhya will probably be inaugurated on January 22, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and greater than 6,000 individuals anticipated to attend the ‘Pran Pratistha’ ceremony.

With inputs from businesses

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