Amit Shah made the remark during a public gathering in Tripura, where assembly elections are set to take place early this year.
In a major statement on Thursday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated that the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be completed by January 1, 2019.
Shah remarked at a public gathering in Tripura, where assembly elections are scheduled for early this year, that “Congress obstructed the building of Ram Temple in courts… After the Supreme Court’s decision, Modi ji began work on the temple… The Ram Temple will be completed on January 1, 2024.”
On Wednesday night, Shah landed in Agartala to launch two rath yatras in the northeastern state.
A Supreme Court decision on November 9, 2019 cleared the path for the Ram temple in Ayodhya to be built.
During his visit to the city to inaugurate the great Deepotsav celebrations on the banks of the Ganges in October last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid prayers to Ram Lalla at the Shri Ramjanmabhoomi site and also visited the Ram temple building site.
Temple construction details
The plinth, which stands 6.5m or 21 ft tall, was finished in September of last year, according to Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra. The interlocking structure required roughly 17,000 granite stone blocks measuring 5ft X 2.5ft X 3ft for the plinth. Each granite stone is about three tonnes in weight. The total plinth area is around 3,500 square feet, and it will serve as the temple’s foundation.
The temple’s superstructure is made of Rajasthan sandstone from Bansi Paharpur in the Bharatpur district. This sandstone will be utilised in the building of about 4.75 lakh cubic feet. The white Makrana Marble stone, also from Rajasthan, will be utilised for the temple’s Garbha Griha, flooring, railing, door frames, and arches.
Prior to his speech, the Union minister launched the ‘Jan Vishwas Yatra,’ which aims to boost the BJP’s support base in Tripura ahead of the state’s assembly election this year. He blamed the Communist Party for causing “violence, border invasions, and drug trafficking” throughout the state’s three-decade control.
“In its 50-year history, Tripura has been under Communist government for more than three decades,” he remarked. I just want to know if the brutality and cadre-based governance that was prominent during the Communist era can still be witnessed now.”