PM Modi fulfilled Balasaheb’s dream of Ram Mandir: Shinde

9 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh

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Shinde expressed happiness that the dream of "Hindu Hriday Samrat" Balasaheb Thackeray and lakhs of Ram bhakts had come true.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, who came to Ayodhya on Sunday, said that “some people” are allergic to Hindutva, claiming that only PM Modi has fulfilled Balasaheb Thackeray’s goal of Ram Temple.

“Some are not happy with our Ayodhya Yatra. Some are allergic to Hindutva… Shiv Sena and BJP have the same ideology…,” CM Eknath Shinde said while addressing the reporters in Ayodhya. He further criticised the Opposition for not contributing to the construction of the Ram Temple.

“Nobody did anything for the Ram Mandir only PM Modi did…He has fulfilled Balasaheb Thackeray’s dream of Ram Mandir. Uddhav Thackeray went against his father’s legacy for the greed of power,” he added.

Shinde expressed happiness that the dream of “Hindu Hriday Samrat” Balasaheb Thackeray and lakhs of Ram bhakts had come true.

“Construction of a grand divine Ram temple in Ayodhya was the dream of millions of Ram devotees’ which has been made true by the PM. After becoming CM, I came here for the first time. With the blessings of Lord Ram, we got our symbol of bow & arrow and the name of our party. Ram Temple is not a political topic for us, it’s our faith.”

Earlier in the day, CM Shinde stated that his Shiv Sena faction received the sign of a ‘bow and arrow’ as Lord Ram’s blessings are with them.

“Lord Ram’s blessings are with us and that is why we have got the symbol of bow and arrow,” Shinde told reporters in Lucknow before departing for the temple town.

On Sunday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde arrived at Ayodhya with other Shiv Sena MPs.
Shinde is visiting the temple town for the first time since being sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister in June of last year.

On Sunday, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis arrived at Ayodhya. On their arrival at the temple town, both CM Shinde and his deputy Fadnavis were greeted warmly.

“I am very happy that I am going to Ayodhya to take blessings from Lord Ram,” Fadnavis said after reaching Lucknow on Sunday.

On Saturday, Shinde and other Shiv Sena leaders travelled to Lucknow. Shinde was greeted by his Uttar Pradesh counterpart, Yogi Adityanath, at the Lucknow airport. The Chief Minister will pay a visit to the Ram Mandir building site. The Shiv Sena put up large banners with Shinde’s image in Ayodhya to welcome him.