Congress leader DK Shivakumar challenges BJP on Karnataka government's announcement to build Ram temple
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, while presenting the budget, announced the construction of a Ram temple, for which when the leader of the opposition Congress, DK Shivakumar, was questioned, he threw a challenge to the BJP.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai presented the budget for the financial year 2023-24 on Friday, February 17, in which he announced that a grand Lord Ram temple would be constructed at Ramdevera Betta in Ramanagara district. Along with this, in the next 2 years, the Government of Karnataka will spend 1000 crore rupees for the comprehensive development and renovation of temples and maths. When a private channel questioned Congress leader DK Shivakumar about the announcement of the construction of this Ram temple, he said that the state government has made a joke about building a Ram temple in Karnataka. There is no relation between Ramdevrabetta and Lord Ram, but the government wants to build a Ram temple here."
Along with this, DK Shivakumar accused the BJP that "Where are they going to build the Ram Mandir? They (BJP) are trying to woo the people emotionally. Go and ask the people of Ramnagar, there is a Ram Mandir." Where is... Was Ram born there, or was Sita born there? There is no history there, but there is a small Ram temple. Let them build anything, it will not affect us politically. "
Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar said that there are some local ministers and leaders who want to create communal unrest in the area and hence are making this demand. Shivakumar challenged Bommai to build a BJP office in Ramanagara before thinking of building a Ram temple.
Karnataka's budget for the financial year 2022-23 was Rs 2,65,720 crore, which has now increased to Rs 3,09,182 crore. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has described the budget as the budget of farmers, labourers, the poor and women. So the same Congress leader reached the assembly with flowers in his ear and protested against the government in a unique way.