Union Interior Minister Amit Shah began his visit to Ayodhya on Friday by visiting the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra temple.
At first, the Home Secretary planted a sapling on the premises of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple under construction, after which he offered his prayers to Lord Ram.
He then inspected the ongoing construction work on the premises of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple.
Shah then visited the Shri Hanumangarhi temple.
Shah is due to address a public meeting in Ayodhya (rural), according to the official BJP Twitter account.
The Union Minister of the Interior is expected to organize a public meeting at Sant Kabir Nagar in Gorakhpur. Following this, Shah will organize a roadshow in Bareilly and address an organizational meeting in Bareilly around 7pm.
This visit by the Union Minister is of importance given the forthcoming elections to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.
In the 2017 legislative elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata party won 312 of the 403 seats in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, while the Samajwadi (SP) party won 47, the Bahujan party Samajwadi (BSP) won 19 and Congress was only able to win seven seats. The rest of the seats were taken by other candidates.
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