Bharat Express

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya Demands Public Holiday in Karnataka for Ayodhya Ceremony, Slams CM Siddaramaiah for ‘Disconnecting’ People

On Karnataka government not declaring a public holiday on 22nd January on the occasion of Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya, BJP MP Tejasvi Surya says, “Karnataka shares a very special bond with Ayodhya and Shri Ram because we are the land of Shri Hanuman. Even the Shri Ram idol was carved by a sculptor from Karnataka on a stone that was found in Karnataka. Seers and saints involved in the whole ceremony also belong to Karnataka… It is natural that the people of Karnataka want to witness this epochal moment live on TV with their families and community and celebrate this momentous occasion. Unfortunately, CM Siddaramaiah, who has ‘Rama’ in his name is discouraging and disconnecting the people of Karnataka. I demand that January 22nd must be declared a public holiday in Karnataka, as this will allow children to spend time with their grandparents and learn about Shri Ram.”