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'Jai Siya Ram' says Congress on day of Ayodhya Bhumi Pujan
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'Jai Siya Ram' says Congress on day of Ayodhya Bhumi Pujan
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New Delhi, Aug 5 (TIWN) The opposition Congress party had maintained a safe distance on the Ayodhya issue and had taken a guarded position until the Supreme Court pronounced its decision last year. On "Bhumi Pujan" day for the Ram Temple on Wednesday the party welcomed it and extended its wishes on the occasion. Almost all the Congress leaders have mentioned "Jai Siya Ram" in their statements and tweets.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala too said Jai Siya Ram in his statement which could be seen as a counter to the BJP's "Jai Shri Ram" slogan which was coined during the Ram Temple movement spearheaded by the VHP, said a Congress leader.

Congress leaders from Uttar Pradesh are on an overdrive including Jitin Prasada and RPN Singh who are happy about the party's stand. While party leaders are trying to underscore the party's contribution, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Ministers Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh said that the late Rajiv Gandhi was instrumental in opening the locks of the temple in Ayodhya and then faclitating the ground breaking ceremony in 1989.

The party thinks that it has to respect the majority sentiment, especially after the Supreme Court has given a final decision and all the parties have maintained that they will respect the Supreme Court decision. The Congress Working Committee has also welcomed the decision by the apex court.

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