Ayodhya: Months ahead of the elections in Uttar Pradesh, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh on Tuesday held a massive “Tiranga yatra” in Ayodhya with a focus on establishment of “Ram Rajya” and “nationalism”.
भगवान राम का पूरा जीवन भाईचारे का संदेश देता है। आज उसी भाईचारे का नारा बुलंद करने प्रभु श्री राम की जन्मभूमि अयोध्या में आयोजित तिरंगा यात्रा में उमड़ा जनसैलाब।
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) September 14, 2021
The yatra started from Gulab Bari and culminated at a public meeting in Gandhi Park after passing through important junctions such as Reed Ganj, Gudri Bazar, Niyawan and Rikabganj, reports said.
Around 10,000 people, including AAP workers from several parts of the state, participated in the gathering while carrying Tricolours and raising slogans like “Vande Mataram”.
“Fake nationalists are stunned by the chants of Vande Mataram by the energetic youths of Uttar Pradesh. The youths have come to know that real nationalism means good education, good health system, employment opportunities and a safe society where there is no fear of criminals,” Sisodia told news agency PTI.
“The whole life of Lord Rama gives the message of brotherhood, forgetting the distinction of caste and creed, he teaches to embrace everyone,” he added, seeking to express his party’s resolve to establish a Ram Rajya in the state.
Prior to the Yatra, both Sisodia and Singh, the AAP’s in-charge for Uttar Pradesh affairs, paid their obeisance and offered prayers at the Ram Janmabhoomi temple and the Hanuman Garhi Temple besides meeting several seers there. Seated in an open mini-truck, the two leaders then led the yatra.
Earlier, political parties including the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have used Ayodhya to kick start their campaigns as momentum builds for the 2022 polls.