Ram Janmbhoomi Temple Priest Blesses Rahul Gandhi 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'
The yatra is held almost a year ahead of the upcoming general elections in India.
AYODHYA: The head priest of the Ram Janambhoomi temple in Ayodhya has managed to capture the attention of thousands of people across the country as he blessed Rahul Gandhi, the former chief of the Congress Party. He did the same before the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra of Congress under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi entered the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The Congress party representatives have mentioned from time to time that the ongoing Bharat Jodo Jatra is an attempt to unite the country despite of several parties in power with different ideologies.
In a letter addressed to Rahul Gandhi, Acharya Satyendra Das, the Chief Priest of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya extended his support towards his move to unite the country. "I hope and pray that the mission for which you are fighting may get success. I bless you for your long life. You are working for the noble cause that is 'sarvajan hitay sarvjan sukhaay' in the interest of people and for the happiness of the people. I wish the blessings of Lord Rama be upon you always," mentioned the letter.
It also mentioned that some Congress leaders had approached him asking him to join the Bharat Jodo Yatra but he could not do the same due to health constraints. Thereafter he extended his wishes towards the success of the project.
Sunil Krishna Gautam, the spokesperson for the Congress party from the Ayodhya District also mentioned about the letter to the media. The added that "The chief priest of Ram Janmabhoomi Temple wanted to participate in the yatra. But citing health reasons, he said that he gives his moral support to this journey and that the Bharat Jodo Yatra being taken out by Rahul Gandhi is right and timely."
The project had completed 110 days and covered over 3000 kilometres across the country before it took a 9-day break before entering BJP-led Uttar Pradesh almost a year ahead of the upcoming general elections in India.