Last Update: August 05, 2022, 22:04 IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday asked the Congress to apologize to the nation for insulting Ram devotees by protesting in black clothes on the day the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya began two years ago. The CM linked the Congress protests with the laying of the foundation stone of the Ayodhya temple in 2020 following the Supreme Court’s historic verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.
In a video message, Adityanath slammed the opposition party for protesting in black clothes when the people of the country were celebrating “Ayodhya Day”. He accused the Congress of playing with people’s faith in Lord Ram. Adityanath said, “Congress was protesting in normal clothes for some days, but today when the country is celebrating Ayodhya Day, protesting wearing black clothes is highly condemnable.”
He said, “This is an insult to the Ram devotees and also the Supreme Court’s decision. The Union Home Minister in Delhi had similarly linked the Congress’s protest on Friday with the construction of Ram temple.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Laid the foundation stone of Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5, 2020. Adityanath said that crores of people are celebrating Ayodhya Day and Congress has again played with their sentiments.
“Congress will apologize to the country for this reprehensible act,” he said. Congress leaders on Friday took to the streets wearing black clothes to protest against inflation and unemployment.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi And Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was among those detained by the police in the national capital. There were protests in several other states as well.