Stating that “Bhagwan Ram is everywhere,” BJP MP Satyapal Singh on February 10 termed the construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya last month “historic” and said it is not a “communal” issue.
BJP MP Satyapal Singh was speaking in Parliament while initiating the discussion on the Ram Lalla Pran Pratishtha during the last session of the ongoing Budget session of Parliament ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
“I am fortunate to get the opportunity to speak about the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya and the Pran Pratishtha of Bhagwan Ram on January 22 inside the Parliament. It is historic to see the Pran Pratishtha and offer prayers to Bhagwan Ram at the Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya,” he said during the discussion in Parliament.
“Ram is not a communal issue; Bhagwan Ram is a source of inspiration for us,” he said, adding that “Ram was Maryada Purshottam.”
“A discussion on Ram is also a blessing for all of us; Ram is a feeling for us..it is our legacy and heritage,” the BJP MP said.
During the discussion, he said that Ram was everywhere. “Ram is everywhere…” Lashing out at the previous Congress-led UPA Government, he said, “In 2007, when the Ram Setu project was taken up, the UPA Government filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that there is no such person as Ram; this is a myth…”
Today is the last session of the ongoing budget session of Parliament. This is the last session of the current Lok Sabha before the general elections, which are likely to be held in April-May this year.
The budget session was initially scheduled to conclude on February 9 and has been extended by a day. Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha will, on February 10, hold a short-duration discussion on the White Paper put out by the Centre and on the Pran Pratishtha of Ram Lalla.
The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Ram Lalla was held on January 22 at Ayodhya’s historic Mandir.
(with inputs from ANI)