It’s ‘Chalo Ayodhya’ as BJP-RSS facilitate trains to Ram temple

The initiative may not bring great electoral dividends in Andhra but it has boosted credibility of local BJP leaders among devotees.

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 05, 2024 | 1:00 PMUpdatedMar 05, 2024 | 1:00 PM

A seer near the train to Ayodhya from Vijayawada. (Supplied)

In a bid to turn the “Ram Mandir” sentiment into votes, the BJP is sponsoring a subsidised “Chalo Ayodhya” campaign for lower and middle-class families. From Andhra Pradesh, at least 10 special trains arranged by the BJP — with 15,000 pilgrims or would-be voters — have travelled to Ayodhya, with each person paying around ₹2,300 for the five-day trip.

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