PM Modi Achieved A Rare Feat

Wed Aug 05 2020 17:20:14 GMT+0530 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited the Ayodhya Ram Mandir to perform Bhoomi Pujan and lay the foundation for the construction of Ram Mandir achieved a rare feat.

Narendra Modi became the first Prime Minister to visit Ram Janmabhoomi. Though earlier three Prime Ministers visited Ayodhya, they didn't visit the  Ram Janmabhoomi.

Before Narendra Modi,  three PMs Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee visited Ayodhya. Indira Gandhi visited Ayodhya in three instances, while Rajiv Gandhi visited two times and Atal Bihari Vajpayee visited several times.

Despite visiting Ayodhya for three times, Indira Gandhi didn't visit Ram Janmabhoomi. She visited Ayodhya in the year 1966 to inaugurate the bridge that was built over the Sarayu river.

The other two former Prime Ministers Rajiv Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who visited Ayodhya didn't visit the Ram Janmabhoomi.

This what makes Narendra Modi special from other PMs. Modi not only visited the Ram Jnamabhoomi but also performed 'sashtang pranam' (prostration) at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya.