We support Ram temple construction, says Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Minister D Sudhakar had said the BJP government was projecting Lord Ram to get votes in the last Lok Sabha elections.
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah
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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday, Jan 1, said that his government was in favour of the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. "We extend our total support to the construction of Shri Ram Mandir at Ayodhya," he said. He was reacting to Minister D Sudhakar's statement who had earlier said that Ram Mandir's inauguration in Ayodhya was a stunt.

Siddaramaiah maintained that he had not received an invitation to attend the inauguration of the temple. "I will consider attending the ceremony once I get the invitation," he stated.  

Karnataka Minister for Planning and Statistics, D Sudhakar had said that "to get votes in the last Lok Sabha elections, the BJP government projected the Pulwama terror attack, and this time, Lord Ram is being projected." 

"Ram Mandir's inauguration is a stunt. People are not fools. We have been made fools twice. I am confident that we won't be fooled for the third time," he had told reporters. "Ram Mandir is being inaugurated ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Congress MLA Raghu Murthy and I contributed to Ram Mandir. We have also donated bricks. Lord Ram is for everyone. The inauguration of the temple is a gimmick during the time of the election," Sudhakar said. The Minister further said that the BJP was using religious beliefs to garner votes. "Where was Ram Mandir during the last Lok Sabha elections?" he questioned. 

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