Union Home Minister Amit Shah revealed on Thursday that the much-anticipated opening of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will take place in January, marking the end of a 550-year wait. Speaking at the Antouday Mahasammelen in Karnal, Shah urged people to take advantage of the Mukhyamantri Tirath Yatra Yojana scheme, which is one of the five new ventures introduced by the state government.
Highlighting the achievements of the BJP-led government in Haryana, Shah mentioned that the state purchases 14 crops at the highest minimum support price in the country. He also emphasized their successful implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), as well as the establishment of the first AYUSH University in Kurukshetra. Additionally, he commended Haryana's contributions in sports, armed forces, and dairies.
Taking a dig at the opposition parties, Shah criticized their governance style, accusing them of corruption and nepotism. He specifically targeted Bhupinder Singh Hooda of the Congress and questioned the development under his leadership. Shah further dismissed the opposition alliance against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, referring to it as a self-serving group with conflicting personal motives.
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also made an announcement during the event. He revealed an increase in pension under social benefit schemes, raising it from ₹2,750 to ₹3,000 starting from January 1. Furthermore, Khattar emphasized that the state government has fulfilled 95% of its promises, including the provision of pensions to 30 lakh beneficiaries in various categories.
In his address, Khattar also condemned caste-based politics, advocating for a society that doesn't differentiate between the rich and the poor. This remark came in response to political parties declaring their intentions to appoint deputy chief ministers from specific castes.
The opening of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya has been a long-standing demand and aspiration for many individuals. With the January timeframe set by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the wait of 550 years is finally coming to an end. It is expected to be a momentous event that will shape the religious landscape of India.