NEW DELHI — Days sfter Union Home Minister’s recent announcement that the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be inaugurated on January 1 next year, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) state president in Bihar Jagdanand Singh kicked up a row by claiming that the temple is being built on “the land of hatred”.
The RJD leader took a swipe at Amit Shah stating that they believed in in “Hey Ram” and not in “Jai Shri Ram”.
According to ANI, Singh said on Friday, ““Ram Temple is being built on the land of hatred. Ram cannot be imprisoned in a magnificent palace. We are the people who believe in ‘Hey Ram’ and not ‘Jai Shri Ram’.”
Taking a jibe at Amit Shah, Singh asked whether Lord Ram now sits in temples away from the hearts of the people.
“Will Ram only belong to the temple now? Will Ram not belong to the country now? In India, Ram cannot be snatched from the hearts of the people and made to sit only in a luxurious building made of stones?” Singh said. “Shri Ram is neither in Ayodhya nor in Lanka, but Shri Ram is in Shabri’s cottage,” he added, according to the report.
Photo: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) state president Jagdanand Singh.