The Ram Temple – Election Shenanigans

A day after the Center declared the arrangement of trust to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Shiv Sena lashed out at the BJP, saying the issue was not expected to be politicized, yet its “establishment” has been laid before the Delhi Assembly surveys.

As the Delhi Assembly Election progresses on February 8, 2020, Delhiites will cast their vote for the next national capital leader.

Head administrator Narendra Modi on February 5, 2020, announced in the Lok Sabha development of a 15-part self-sufficient trust to build the sanctuary at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.

Is it election tactics? Reaction from Opposition

Soon after the announcement was made, Opposition parties claimed that this was a politically strategic move foreseeing the Delhi Assembly Election.

To which the current Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar on February 5, 2020, said it is erroneous to connect the choice of the Union Cabinet to frame an autonomous trust to direct the development of a Ram sanctuary in Ayodhya with the Delhi Assembly election.

“This is the choice taken for the sanctuary in Ayodhya. Nothing to do with Delhi. The entire nation isn’t under decisions. Let us not confound the circumstance,” he told correspondents at the preparation of choices taken by the Union Cabinet.

The Election Commission on February 5, 2020, said its endorsement was “not required” for the legislature to report the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra trust.

Reacting to inquiries on whether the administration required a leeway from the election board to declare the trust as the model code was set up in Delhi, an EC representative said the gesture was “not required”.

With the Center reporting the arrangement of a trust for the development of a Ram sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya three days in front of the Delhi to get together the election, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo and boss priest Arvind Kejriwal on February 5, 2020, said there was no ideal time for “good work”.

Tending to a public interview at the AAP office here, Kejriwal respected the Center’s choice and saluted the individuals of the nation, saying this was something to be thankful for.

“A few people are getting some information about the planning. There is no perfect time for good work. We should make declarations for good work.”

While on the other hand, ‘Modi gave the motto of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ only four days ahead of surveying for the Delhi Assembly Election. It would be cheerful if the number of seats goes up by two-four with the assistance of Shri Ram,” an article in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ on February 6, 2020, wrote snidely.

“It was normal that the issue of Ram sanctuary won’t be politicized; however its ‘establishment’ was laid for the Delhi Assembly (political decision) and will be finished on the event of 2024 Lok Sabha (polls),” it stated in an enigmatic comment.

The desperate times call for extreme measures, and desperation is very vehemently visible in the drastic attempts from the parties to win public support. What is to see is that, will the strategic placement of the announcement help BJP win seats? On the other hand, AAP neutral stance, which is unseen in the history of politics has attracted public support to the maximum.

What are your views: Will BJP be able to bag some votes with the help of Ram Temple? or Will it follow its current trend of losing?

Palak Pandey

I am an aspiring civil servant with keen interests in politics , defence and histories . Want the world to be a place of trust and humanity , where one receives reliable information . Let peace prevail .

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