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Ayodhya verdict is like Gandhiji's blessings: Narendra Modi

Last updated on: October 2, 2010 16:24 IST

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Terming the Allahabad high court's verdict on the Ayodhya title suit as a blessing from Mahatma Gandhi, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the verdict is a good sign to realise Gandhji's ideology of 'Ram Rajya'.

Modi offered prayers at Kirti Mandir, the birth place of Gandhiji, on his birth anniversary. The CM wrote in the visitor's book that the ruling is like blessings from Mahatma Gandhiji and the verdict is a good sign to realise Gandhiji's ideology of creating a 'Ram Rajya'.


Image: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi

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The Allahabad high court ruled that the 2.77 acre disputed land in Ayodhya be divided into three parts among Hindus and Muslims and held that the place where the makeshift temple of Lord Ram currently exists belongs to Hindus.

Modi also wrote that Gandhiji's thoughts are still a source of inspiration. "Mahatma Gandhi -- from his young days till he left the world -- lived with the name of Lord Ram. In the administrative sphere also he had suggested the concept of Ram Rajya," Modi said while talking to the media later.


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"It is good that the verdict has come just two days before Gandhi Jayanti and the issue which has been pending for a long time has been sorted out by the courts," Modi said.

Modi also attended the all-religion prayer meet at the Kirti Mandir to mark Gandhiji's 141st birth anniversary. The chief minister then went straight to 'Shani Dev Mandir', 30 kms from Porbandar.


Image: A man prays on the banks of river Saryu in Ayodhya

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