After the Supreme Court’s decision, on August 5, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has duly started the construction of Ram temple by performing Bhoomi Pujan. With the inauguration of the Ram temple, people across the country have also lit lamps and opposition parties are also seen in the color of Ram Bhakti.
In such a situation, the question arises whether the issue of Ram temple will be converted into a trump card politically?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM Yogi at Hanumangarhi in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM Yogi at Hanumangarhi in Ayodhya
PM Narendra Modi’s Bhumi Pujan of Ram temple, will the BJP benefit in the election?
‘Ramlala we will come – build the temple right there’. On this slogan of BJP, many leaders of the opposition often used to make political strings saying ‘they will build the temple there but will not tell the date’. On the issue of Ram, if someone’s words changed, then someone’s politics.
The issue start to get extinguishes in such a way that after the formation of a party with 2 to 85 MPs in the name, the BJP also want to get rid of its body for power at one time and to a large extent it had also avoid it.
Time changed and politics took such a turn that the Ram temple issue has come to the center of discussion again
After the Supreme Court’s decision, on 5 August 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has duly started the construction of Ram temple by performing Bhoomi Pujan. With the inauguration of Ram temple, people across the country have also lit lamps and opposition parties are also seen in the color of Ram Bhakti. In such a situation, the question arises whether the issue of Ram temple will be converted into a trump card politically?
Ayodhya – Implications of PM Modi’s shift from Jai Shri Ram to Jai Siyaram
The Ram temple issue has changed the political condition and direction of the country
From the RSS to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the BJP, they used not only to garner public support on the Ram temple issue but also as a political agenda. The effect of the Ram temple was that in the 1989 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP manage to win 85 seats. In the 90s, the BJP gave a sharp and aggressive edge to the Ram temple issue. The result of this aggression was that in 1992 the disputed structure was demolish.
As India is entering the new century, Ayodhya moved out of the electoral issue
The BJP has mentioned the Ram temple in its manifesto, but elections for 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2019 have been contested on other issues. India Shining vs Aam Aadmi Campaign in 2004, Indo-US nuclear deal in 2009, ‘Policy-paralysis’ in 2014 and Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Biswas was contests in 2019.
The Ram temple issue slowly went backward. It was only a matter of time and now that time is gone. On 5 August 2020 in Ayodhya was seen as a celebration. After nearly three decades, the supporters of the party are realizing the dream of constructing a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Senior Uttar Pradesh journalist Subhash Mishra says that the BJP’s politics has confine around the Ram temple issue
The BJP also knows how to use any issue politically. Now, when the construction of Ram temple is starting after hundreds of years, BJP will try to keep it politically focused. Through the Bhoomi Poojan program, the BJP and RSS have done a whole lot of efforts to create an atmosphere of Ramamay in the country, which shows that the chapter on politics on the Ram temple issue is not over yet.
Tirth Trust has set a target to build the temple in Ayodhya in every three and a half years
A case was going on for 70 years, after the Supreme Court’s seal clear the way for the temple to built. BJP is tying its head to Prime Minister Modi. Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirth Trust has set a target to build the temple in Ayodhya in every three and a half years.
In the first year and a half, it has been decide to complete the construction work on the ground floor of the temple. After this, in the next two years, a target has set to complete the construction work on both the upper floors. In this way, the work to the top of the temple has to be completed in three and a half years.