Uma Bharti to skip Ayodhya event as Covid 19 precaution
New Delhi : Veteran BJP leader Uma Bharti on Monday morning tweeted that she will be traveling to Ayodhya, but will not be taking part in the ground breaking foundation stone laying ceremony as a precaution against coronavirus. She mentioned that her visit will be scheduled after the event gets over.
In a series of tweets, Uma Bharti mentioned that she is worried about people who will be going to attend the event as Home Minister Amit Shah has also tested positive for the coronavirus.
"When I heard about Amit Shah and other BJP leaders testing positive I was worried about those attending the Ayodhya event, especially PM Modi," tweeted the 61-year-old BJP leader.
Uma Bharti said she would travel from Bhopal to Uttar Pradesh by train and had decided to skip the rituals at Ayodhya to protect the Prime Minister and "thousands" of others at the site of the temple.
"I will leave Bhopal this evening and until I reach Ayodhya tomorrow evening, I may be exposed to the infection. In this situation, I will stay away from the place where PM Modi and others will be present. I will reach there only after everyone has left the spot," tweeted the former Union Minister, adding that she had informed senior officials connected to the Ram temple event and also the Prime Minister's office that she should be kept out of the guest list.
On Wednesday, a 40-kg silver stone will be installed as the foundation stone by the Prime Minister. The guest list to attend the event has been cut down to 50 due to coronavirus guidelines.
The temple construction will start after the Supreme Court in November ruled that the 2.77-acre site claimed by both Hindus and Muslims would be handed over to a government-run trust for the temple and Muslims would be given a five-acre "suitable" plot elsewhere in the district.