Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be visiting the Ram temple in Ayodhya on Monday. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener will be accompanied by his wife and parents. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will also accompany him on the visit to the holy town, which is witnessing heavy footfall since the grand consecration ceremony last month.
Kejriwal had earlier said he had not received a formal invitation for the ‘pran pratistha’ ceremony that was held on January 22. He had also said he wants to visit the temple with his family and would prefer to go later.
Lakhs of people from across the country are visiting the temple since it was opened to the public after the consecration ceremony led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Leaders cutting across party lines are also visiting the holy town.
Although invited to the consecration ceremony at the temple that took place on January 22, Kejriwal said his preference was to visit the temple later with his parents, wife, and children. Kejriwal had mentioned during the consecration ceremony that the Delhi government would strive to organise special train services to Ayodhya.
The consecration ceremony of Lord Ram Lalla at Ayodhya’s temple took place on January 22, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducting the rituals alongside a team of priests. Acharya Satyendra Das is the chief priest of the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Temple in Ayodhya.