Formally launching party’s assembly election campaign at Latehar in Jharkhand on 21 November, 2019 Union Home Minster and BJP National President Shri Amit Shah accused the Congress party of delaying the proceedings in the Ayodhya verdict and blocking the construction of Shri Ram temple since long.
Shri Shah asked the public, “You tell me — Should a Ram temple be built in Ayodhya or not? But the Congress party was not letting the case be heard continuously. Now, the Supreme Court has delivered a historic verdict, paving way for a grand Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya”.
“Every person in the country wants a grand Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya but this Congress party continuously created obstacles,” Shri Shah said.
The title suit in the Ayodhya case was pending in court for around six decades before it was resolved by the five-judge bench recently. The verdict came after 40 days of continuous hearing by the Supreme Court, he said.
Shri Shah said the court had ordered the Central government for setting up a Trust within three months and hand over the disputed site to it for the construction of a temple. The court had also ordered that five acres of land at a prominent location in Ayodhya be allotted for the construction of the mosque.
“We also wanted this matter to be decided by constitutional process through a decision of the court and with the grace of Shri Ram ji, the problem that had been going on for so long has been put to rest,” he added.
The BJP President said the Modi government finally ended the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, which was protected by the Congress to continue for decades. “The Congress had allowed the Kashmir problem to continue for 70 years in its greed for a vote bank. However, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi removed the stigma of Article 370, bringing the Kashmir Valley on the path of development,” Shri Shah added.
Shri Amit Shah also spoke in detail about the developmental works initiated by the BJP government in the state and said PM Shri Narendra Modi will ensure that Jharkhand touches new heights of development.
The BJP President also compared the budget allocated by the Congress and the BJP governments to Jharkhand. “The Sonia-Manmohan government had given Rs. 55,253 crore for the development of Jharkhand in the 13th Finance Commission. However, the Modi government has given Rs. 3,08,487 crore for the development of Jharkhand,” he said.
BJP National President also urged people gathered at the public rally to vote for the BJP in the upcoming assembly elections in Jharkhand from November 30.
Notable, Jharkhand will go to polls in five phases. The first phase of polling will be held on November 30, after which polling will be held on December 6, 12, 16 and 20. The results will be declared on December 23.
In 2014, the BJP, which won 37 seats, tied up with the All Jharkhand Students’ Union, which had won five seats.