IN POLL BOUND UTTARAKHAND BJP CELEBRATES SHANKARACHARYA, PM MODI UNVEILS STATUE AT KEDARNATH

Prime Minister Narendra invoked Ayodhya, ‘rishi tradition’ and the ‘holy land’ while speaking at Kedarnath, Uttarakhand while also unveiling a 12-foot tall statue of Adi Shankaracharya and other monuments and temples related to his legacy. In his speech, he mainly focused on aspects of Hindu pilgrimage by emphasizing the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya as it will be completed soon ‘as promised’. 

 

“People who used to come here used to say that will this, our Kedar Dham, stand up again? But my inner voice was saying that it will stand with more pride than ever before”, he said reflecting on the 2013 floods in the region that resulted in extensive damage and loss. “The third decade of the century belongs to Uttarakhand. Take it from me. I am saying this from a holy land,” he said while speaking. 

 

Modi’s visit to Uttarakhand at his time reflects the preparations the BJP has made for the 2022 elections and the situation has not been fair to the party with surprising losses in states like Himachal Pradesh. The entire event was broadcast live in most channels and the local committees of BJP in various states telecasted the event on stages set in cities and villages, including the Kerala faction of the party. 

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