Worried over the findings of its internal surveys the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has once again decided to took refuge under Lord Rama and in the process the saffron party is all set to take out ‘Ramshila poojan’ rath yatras in all the twenty-seven assembly constituencies that would go for by-elections soon.
Zafar Alam Khan: Bhopal
Worried over the findings of its internal surveys the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has once again decided to take refuge under the name of Lord Rama and in the process the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers will take out ‘Ramshila poojan’ rath yatra in all the twenty-seven assembly constituencies of the state where by-elections are expected to be held next month, party leaders said.
The first such rath yatra led by revenue and transport minister Govind Singh Rajput was taken out in Surakhi assembly constituency of Sagar district in Bundelkhand on Wednesday.
Rajput represented Surakhi assembly constituency till March this year before he along with 21 Congress MLAs resigned from the state assembly to join the BJP. The rath yatra will be held over 10 days.
Rajput while talking to Absolute India over the issue on phone said, “Some religious people were of the view that we should send Ramshila (bricks) to Ayodhya for construction of the temple. Ramshilas will be taken in five directions in the constituencies for its worship from September 2 to September 11 after which the same would be carried to Ayodhya.”
Rajput who was inducted in the state cabinet on April 21 without being a member of the state assembly is likely to contest the by-poll from the constituency on a BJP ticket to retain his position as a minister, party leaders said.
The by-poll will decide the fate of the BJP government as well. The party which replaced Congress in power on March 23 this year has 107 MLAs in the 230-member state assembly, nine short of the majority mark. The Congress has 89 MLAs and there are 2 BSP, 1 SP and 4 independent MLAs in the assembly. BJP needs to win 9 seats out of 27 to retain the power.
According to convener of the Rathyatra Anil Tiwari there are five vehicles which will be used as ‘Rath’ (chariot) which will carry bricks made of eight metals including silver. “We have got permission from the district administration for the Ramshila poojan rathyatra. The police and our party workers will ensure compliance of all the safety norms against Covid-19”, he added.