Jammu 17 Jan 2024:In a sharp rebuke, Tarun Chugh, the National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), took aim at Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, for what he termed as the politicization of the Ayodhya consecration ceremony. Chugh, known for his outspoken views, accused Congress of adopting an anti-Ram stance and engaging in divisive politics contrary to Indian cultural ethos.Chugh highlighted the significance of the Ayodhya ceremony, emphasizing that it stands as a matter of national faith, uniting people from all castes and communities. He expressed disappointment over Congress’s decision to abstain from the event, characterizing it as an unfortunate attempt to inject politics into a sacred occasion.During his address, Chugh drew attention to the nationwide resonance of chants glorifying Shree Ram and underscored the disruptive note struck by Congress at a time when the entire country was immersed in the spirit of the ceremony. Despite extending invitations to leaders across the political spectrum, Chugh criticized Congress for injecting political considerations into an event of profound cultural and religious significance.Tarun Chugh urged Congress leaders to draw inspiration from figures like senior Congress leader Karan Singh, who have exhibited a more inclusive and respectful approach towards events that hold immense cultural and religious importance for the nation. The BJP General Secretary stressed the need for political leaders to rise above partisan interests and prioritize unity over divisive politics, especially when dealing with matters deeply ingrained in the sentiments of the people.As the Ayodhya consecration ceremony continues to capture the nation’s attention, the exchange of words between BJP’s Tarun Chugh and Congress leaders adds a political dimension to an event that many hoped would serve as a unifying force for the diverse communities in India. The ongoing discourse raises questions about the role of political parties in religious and cultural events and the need for a more collaborative and inclusive approach in the public discourse surrounding such sensitive matters.