Ram is love, Ram is compassion, Ram is justice: Rahul Gandhi after bhoomi pujan

Ram is love, Ram is compassion, Ram is justice: Rahul Gandhi after bhoomi pujan

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the celebrations in Ayodhya during the Ram temple’s Bhoomi Pujan, Congress leader said Lord Ram is a manifestation of the best human qualities.

In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi wrote in Hindi, “Lord Ram is the manifestation of the best human qualities. They are the core of humanity in the depths of our mind.”

“Ram is love. It can never appear in disgust; Ram is compassion. It can never appear cruel; Ram is justice. It can never appear in injustice,” Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

Congress has over the years sought to present itself as a secular party and did not openly embrace Hinduism, and this marks a shift. On Tuesday, probably the first time, a member of the Gandhi family came out with a bold statement in the devotion of Lord Ram.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said Lord Ram belongs to everyone and hoped the groundbreaking ceremony becomes a celebration of national unity, brotherhood and cultural harmony.

The Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh said Ramayana has left an indelible mark on the civilization of the world.

"The 'Bhoomi poojan' ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya has been scheduled for August 5. Hope this event becomes a celebration of national unity, brotherhood and cultural harmony in accordance with the message of Lord Ram and with his blessings," she said.