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Ram temple highlights: Congress didn't deserve invitation, says Assam CM

Ayodhya temple Pran pratishtha highlights: Catch all the highlights on Ram temple 'pran pratishtha' here

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 Pran pratishtha highlights: Amid a barrage of verbal volleys and jabs from Bharatiya Janata Party leaders over the refusal of senior Congress leaders to attend the Ram temple congregation ceremony, Congress spokesperson Shama Mohamed hit back on Thursday saying that the saffron party will do anything to win elections.

On Wednesday, the Congress turned down the invitations to its leadership to attend the January 22 consecration, or pran pratishtha, of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. “The inauguration of the incomplete temple by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has been obviously brought forward for electoral gain,” the Congress stated in a statement issued by party’s General Secretary (communication) Jairam Ramesh.

The Ram temple is set to receive a bell weighing 2,400 kg, composed of 'ashtadhatu' (eight metals). Among the largest bells in the country, it has been crafted by a team of  30 skilled workers. The bell measures six feet in height and five feet in width. 

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, slammed the Congress for declining the invite to the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya on January 22.

Speaking to ANI on Wednesday, Chouhan said the Congress's rejection of the invitation to the opening of the grand Ram Temple was akin to rejecting or disowing the country's identity.

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Ram Temple inauguration: Congress didn’t deserve Ram Temple invitation, says Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma criticised Congress today after its party leaders declined the invitation to attend the Ram Temple consecration ceremony on January 22. He stated that the Congress has missed a golden opportunity to reduce its sins. 
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Ram temple Consecration: 1,500 additional safai mitras deployed to clean up Ayodhya

The city of Ayodhya is constructing 500 stationary temporary toilets, 30 mobile toilets, and deploying an additional 1,500 safai mitras keeping in view the influx of crowds for the upcoming consecration ceremony, The Indian Express reported today. Fifty water tanks, two temporary hospitals, and 16 primary health camps are also being set up. 
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Arvind Kejriwal received letter to block dates for Ayodhya Ram temple consecration: Report

With a few days left for the  consecration ceremony of Ayodhya temple, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal received a letter a few days ago saying he should block his dates as a formal invite for the ceremony will follow, NDTV reported citing party sources. No formal invitation has come yet, party sources told NDTV.
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Ram temple news: It is their internal matter, says AAP's Saurabh Bharadwaj on Congress declining invitation

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Ayodhya Ram temple: In my view, Congress leaders should not have been invited at all, says Assam CM Himanta

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Ayodhya Ram temple update: BJP will do anything to win elections, says Congress leader Shama Mohamed

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Ayodhya Ram temple news: Cong should apologise for declining to attend Pran Pratishtha ceremony, says MP CM

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Ayodhya Ram temple consecration: What is Pran Pratishtha? How is it done?

The idol of Hindu deity Ram  is going to be installed at the Ram Temple after the consecration ceremony on January 22, 2024. Many leaders from across the country are expected to attend the Pran Pratishtha ceremony. Here is an explainer on the rituals involved in the Pran Pratishtha ceremony.
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Ram Temple: Large tent city being built, have deployed people to ensure safety, says chief fire officer

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Ayodhya Ram temple: Congress lost opportunity to atone for its sins, crimes, says BJP MP Harnath Singh Yadav

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Ram temple: Hundred chartered planes will land in Ayodhya on January 22, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath

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Congress's refusal shows party is against Hindu religion, Hindutva, claims BJP MP Sudhanshu Trivedi

"This is Nehru's Congress, this is not Gandhi's Congress. Mahatma Gandhi used to sing 'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram' and today Congress is not attending the 'pran pratishtha' ceremony. This shows Congress is against Hindu religion and Hindutva," BJP MP Sudhanshu Trivedi on Congress refusing the invitation to attend Ram temple inauguration ceremony.
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Declining invitation proves that Congress stands against Lord Ram: UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya

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Ram temple update: Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia launches first tri-weekly flights between Ahmedabad, Ayodhya

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Ayodhya Ram temple: Passengers arrive at Ahmedabad airport dressed as Lord Ram, Lakshman, and Sita

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First Published: Jan 11 2024 | 10:00 AM IST

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