The previous day, Congress politician, Rahul Gandhi, during a press conference, addressed the upcoming “Pran Pratistha” event at Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir and mentioned why Congress declined their invitation. He went on to say that Narendra Modi, his political party, BJP, and the RSS have made the 22nd January 2024, function, a political “Narendra Modi” event.
While speaking at an organised press event during “Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra” Gandhi addressed the ceremony as a “political event” that centres around Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking at the press event, Rahul Gandhi said, “The Ram temple consecration ceremony is being given an election flavour by the BJP and RSS and I think that is why the Congress President said that he would not go to the function.”
“We are open to all religions, all practices. Even the authorities of the Hindu religion, the biggest authorities of the Hindu religion have made their view public about what they think about the 22nd January function that it is political. So it is difficult for us to go to a political function which is designed around the Prime Minister of India and designed around the RSS” added Rahul Gandhi.
Moreover, at the same press event, when Rahul Gandhi was asked to comment about the BJP calling Congress and Gandhi anti-Hindu, he replied that he avoided taking advantage of Rahul Gandhi.
Someone who believes in religion keeps a personal relation with it. He uses religion in his life. Those who keep a public relation with religion, try to take advantage of it. I do not try to take advantage of my religion, I have no interest. I try to live as per the principles of religion. I behave nicely with people, and I respect them. When someone says something to me, I don’t respond with arrogance, I listen to them. I don’t spread hatred. For me, this is the Hindu religion. I follow this.Said Gandhi
Meanwhile, talking about the process of Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, Gandhi mentioned that the Yatra reached Nagaland on Monday evening. The Yatra aims to cover major places like 100 Lok Sabha constituencies in 15 states, covering a distance of 6,713 km, primarily by buses but also by foot. In addition, the Yatra is expected to commence on March 20 or March 21, 2024, with its final destination being Mumbai.