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Uma Bharti, who was a frontrunner in BJP's temple movement in 90s, attends Ram Temple consecration event in Ayodhya
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Uma Bharti standing infront of newly constructed Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Photo Courtesy:

Uma Bharti, who was a frontrunner in BJP's temple movement in 90s, attends Ram Temple consecration event in Ayodhya

| @indiablooms | 22 Jan 2024, 02:10 pm

BJP's firebrand politician Uma Bharti, who was one of the key leaders behind the party's temple movement in 1990s, shared an image of herself standing in front of the newly built Ram Temple which was inaugurated in Ayodhya on Monday.

Sharing the image,Uma Bharti wrote on Instagram: "I am standing infront of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya now. We are waiting for Ram Lalla."

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She also shared an emotional image where she could be seen hugging Sadhvi Rithambara.

She was also a prominent face behind the temple movement initiated by the currently ruling BJP.

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Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) veteran LK Advani recently said that fate decided there would be a Ram Temple in the temple town of Uttar Pradesh.

In an article titled 'Ram Mandir Nirman, Ek Divya Swapna Ki Purti', scheduled to release next week in a special edition of the 'Rashtra Dharma' magazine, Advani expressed himself as the "charioteer" who steered the controversial 'rath yatra' that began in Gujarat's Somnath on September 25, 1990.

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The event then culminated with the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992, with  Advani being present at the spot.

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The temple is built on the spot which millions of Hindus believe to be the birthplace of the Hindu God.


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The temple site remained an issue of bitter contest between Hindus and Muslims with both the religious factions laying claim to it for nearly seven decades.

It also witnessed violence in 1992 when a mob destroyed a 16th-century mosque which stood at the site, which was built over a Hindu temple according to the court's final verdict.

A majority of Hindus claimed that the site was the birthplace of Lord Ram before Muslim Mughals razed a temple at the spot to build the Babri Masjid.

Uma Bharti was present at the spot in 1992 when a mob demolished the Babri Masjid, triggering a new political debate in the country.

Ram Temple inaugurated in Ayodhya

Seen by many as the ruling party's big push ahead of the Lok Sabha polls which are scheduled to take place in the upcoming months, Indian PM Narendra Modi led the consecration ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Monday.


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Modi was accompanied by RSS chief Mohan Bhagawat, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the rituals, which were performed by the Prime Minister.

Celebrities, politicians, sports icons and seers are visiting the UP town to witness the watershed religious event.

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