New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi broke his silence on the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan Wednesday, just as the ceremony was taking place in Ayodhya.
“Maryada Purushottam bhagwan Ram sarvottam manviya gudho ka swraoop hain (Lord Ram is the manifestation of the best human qualities),” Gandhi tweeted.
मर्यादा पुरुषोत्तम भगवान राम सर्वोत्तम मानवीय गुणों का स्वरूप हैं। वे हमारे मन की गहराइयों में बसी मानवता की मूल भावना हैं।
राम प्रेम हैं
वे कभी घृणा में प्रकट नहीं हो सकते
राम करुणा हैं
वे कभी क्रूरता में प्रकट नहीं हो सकते
राम न्याय हैं
वे कभी अन्याय में प्रकट नहीं हो सकते।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 5, 2020
“Ram is love, He can never appear in hate. Ram is compassion, he can never appear in cruelty. Ram is justice, he can never appear in injustice,” Gandhi added.
Gandhi had so far kept mum on the ceremony, even as senior leaders of the Congress had come out in support of the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had Tuesday officially endorsed the ceremony, saying “Ram sabke hain (Ram belongs to everyone)”.
She had also said that she prays the ceremony “becomes a marker of national unity.”
Hours after her statement, the Uttar Pradesh Congress went on an overdrive to portray her as a proponent of Ram Mandir.
Slew of Congress leaders back ceremony
Several Congress leaders have also come out in support of the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan — Manish Tewari, Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh, among others.
On Wednesday, other Congress leaders too spoke in support of endorsing the Ram Mandir, including Amarinder Singh, CM of Punjab who extended his “heartiest Congratulations to the people of India” on the occasion.
My heartiest congratulations to the people of India on the historic foundation laying of #RamMandir in #Ayodhya, which fulfills the long cherished desire of every Indian. Lord Ram’s universal message of Dharma remains the guiding light not just for India but for the world.
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) August 5, 2020
Former Union Minister Jitin Prasada also tweeted in support of the ceremony, as did party leader Milind Deora.
आज हम सबके आराध्य, मर्यादा पुरूषोत्तम, भगवान श्रीराम के भव्य मंदिर के निर्माण की आधारशिला रखे जाने के ऐतिहासिक दिवस पर सभी भक्तों को हार्दिक शुभकामनायें! 🙏
— Jitin Prasada जितिन प्रसाद (@JitinPrasada) August 5, 2020
मर्यादा पुरुषोत्तम भगवान श्री राम का दूसरा वनवास आज समाप्त होने जा रहा है।
अयोध्या की पावन भूमि पर #RamMandir की नींव रखे जाने पर सभी राम भक्तों को बहुत बधाई।
मेरे माता-पिता ने मुझे श्री राम रक्षा स्तोत्र सिखाई जब मैं छोटा था। मुझे यह भी सिखाया गया कि भगवान राम सभी के हैं।
— Milind Deora मिलिंद देवरा (@milinddeora) August 5, 2020
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