Ayodhya: Maharashtra CM leaves for Ayodhya; It is said that he will address the criticism with his work. India News – Times of India

Mumbai: Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Shiv Sena Neta Eknath Shinde Saturday evening tour Ayodhya Where he will worship Lord Ram by taking a flight from Mumbai airport to Lucknow.
Shinde is accompanied by Shiv Sena leaders, MPs and MLAs and leaders of ally BJP.
This will be Shinde’s first visit to Ayodhya after taking over as Maharashtra chief minister in June 2022 and after the Election Commission recognized the faction led by him as the Shiv Sena and allotted it the “bow and arrow” election symbol.
Shinde will go to Ayodhya from Lucknow on Sunday afternoon and along with others will perform ‘maha aarti’ at the under-construction Ram temple and later in the evening at the Sharayu river. He is also scheduled to visit the ongoing construction of the Ram temple and will address a press conference in Ayodhya on Sunday afternoon. According to his aides, he will return to Mumbai on Sunday night.
Talking to reporters at the Mumbai airport, the Chief Minister said that he would respond to the criticism of the Ayodhya visit with his work.
In an indirect attack on the Shiv Sena (UBT) leader and former chief minister, he said, “It is good that people who never came out of their homes because of our work are going to meet people.” Uddhav Thackeray,
Shinde, who shares power with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state, said, “Ayodhya is a matter of faith for us. I thank PM Modi for expediting the construction of the Ram temple.”
Last November, Shinde and his loyalists undertook an “abhar yatra” to the Kamakhya temple in Guwahati.
Meanwhile, leaders of the Nationalist Congress Party Ajit Pawar Condemned the “hype” around Shinde’s Ayodhya visit and mocked the frequent media updates about his event.
“When I offer prayers anywhere, I do not campaign like this. The chief minister is going there to seek blessings,” he told reporters.
The former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra also said that unemployment, crime and farmers’ distress are issues that need more attention.
A special train carrying Shiv Sena workers to Ayodhya left Thane railway station on Friday evening amid chants of Jai Shri Ram.