In a fervent statement on Monday, Union Minister for Mine, Coal, Law, and Parliamentary Affairs, Pralhad Joshi, asserted that Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is perceived as 'anti-Hindu,' leaving no room for doubt in his proclamation.
Joshi criticized Siddaramaiah for what he deemed inconsistent actions, citing the Chief Minister's initial reluctance to declare a holiday and his subsequent decision to visit Ayodhya. Joshi alleged that these maneuvers were politically motivated, aimed at securing votes.
Expressing a vision for the future, Joshi declared an intent to work towards establishing 'Rama Rajya' in the coming five years. He shared his enthusiasm for the inauguration of the Rama Mandir in Ayodhya, portraying it as a momentous occasion where Lord Rama, absent for an extended period, has returned home, creating a sense of devotion and festivity across the nation.
Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Joshi credited him with fulfilling the 500-year-long wait for Lord Ram's homecoming. He commended Modi's dedication to building a virtuous society, emphasizing that the Prime Minister is guided by the principles of Lord Rama.
In contrast, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar expressed a different perspective, stating that the dream of "Rama Rajya" is being actualized through guarantee schemes launched by the Congress-led government in the state. Shivakumar highlighted the successful implementation of five guarantees, emphasizing the alignment of these initiatives with the ideals of Lord Rama and the loyalty of Hanuman.
These contrasting views from political figures in Karnataka showcase the diverse interpretations and narratives surrounding the inauguration of the Rama Mandir and the concept of 'Rama Rajya.'
(With Agency Inputs)