6 Dec 2022

Ram Temple Movement; Uma Bharti's Staunch Hindutva Image Created By Ram Mandir Movement

Ayodhya: Today Ram temple is being built in Ayodhya. The demolition of the Babri Masjid took place on 6 December 1992. At that time there were many big agitations in the country regarding Ram Mandir. The movement led to the birth of many leaders to the country, that too with the image of staunch Hindutva. People know BJP as the party that links the country's politics with Hindutva or saffron. The first name of saffron politics was that of Uma Bharti.

Politics began from Ram Temple movement

Uma Bharati remained active in the politics of the country for almost three decades. In 2019, she did not contest the election. Starting with the Ram Mandir movement, gradually Uma Bharti's image changed to one of staunch Hindutva.

Earlier Uma Bharti used to recite Bhagwat Katha

Uma Bharati hails from a small village in Timakgarh, Madhya Pradesh. Earlier she used to recite Bhagwat Katha. At a very young age, Uma Bharti used to recite Katha, she had learnt all the religious texts by heart. At the same time, she got the affection of Rajmata Scindia, she joined the Scindia family. 

Along with Rajmata Scindia, she used to go abroad to recite Bhagwat Katha. Due to her relationship with the Scindia family, Uma Bharti's political career started very early. Uma Bharti contested the first Lok Sabha election in 1986 and lost. But after that the series of victories started and Uma was also the MP of Bhopal in 1999 and was also a minister in many important ministries in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government.

Ram Mandir Movement and Uma Bharti

Uma Bharti had already contested the election of MP before the Ram Mandir movement. Before the Khajuraho seat, he was defeated in 1884 and then won. But now let's start from 1992. When the Ram Mandir movement was at its peak, Uma Bharti actively participated in the Ram Mandir movement along with the Sangh and VHP. Along with RSS, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and BJP leaders, Uma Bharti, along with Sadhvi Ritambhara, was involved in the Ram Mandir movement.

Uma Bharti gave the slogan “Ram Lalla Hum Aayenge Mandir Wahi Banayenge.” Uma Bharti was also prosecuted in the matter. In the Babri case, Uma Bharti also appeared before the Liberhan Commission where she denied the allegations leveled against her but definitely took the moral responsibility for the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Uma Bharti's political life got wings from the Ram Mandir movement and from here saffron started waving in the political sky.

Sadhvi, politics and saffron

Uma Bharti's image has been of hard core Hindutva. Uma Bharti went from being a storyteller to a parliamentarian and the main agitator of the Ram Mandir movement, holding important political positions in the country. The credit for overthrowing Digvijaya Singh's ten-year rule in Madhya Pradesh also goes to Uma Bharti. By making Uma Bharti a star campaigner, the BJP formed the government in Madhya Pradesh with a three-fourth majority in 2003 and since then till now the BJP's flag has been waving in the state. 

Remained in active politics for a long time

Congress held on to power for a few months in 2018 but soon their government fell. Uma Bharti was a cabinet minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet in 2014. In 2019, she did not contest the election. Uma was probably the first saffron-clad leader of the country with hard core Hindutva image. She remained in active politics for a long time and whenever it came to Hindutva, Uma Bharti came forward most powerfully. After that Yogi Aditya Nath became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and the slogan came in politics, raajatilak kee karo taiyaaree aa rahe hain bhagavaa dhaaree.

What is Uma Bharti doing these days

Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and BJP's fire brand leader Uma Bharti these days wants to start agitation in Madhya Pradesh regarding liquor ban. Uma Bharti has objected to the new liquor policy of the Shivraj government and warned of agitation against her own government.

No comments:

Post a Comment