Over 300 Uttar Pradesh legislators packed in 10 buses and some cars travelled Sunday from Lucknow to the new Ayodhya Ram Mandir, a state government-organised event skipped only by the opposition Samajwadi Party.Members from the Jayant Chaudhary's Rashtriya Lok Dal too were part of the group, their participation seen as another indication that the party is all set to switch sides from the SP to the ruling BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
#WATCH | Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, Deputy CMs KP Maurya, Brajesh Pathak and members of the UP Assembly & Legislative Council offer prayers at Ayodhya's Ram Janmabhoomi Temple. pic.twitter.com/CI3IjfNmVn— ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2024
Flower petals were showered on the blue state roadways luxury buses in Ayodhya as they brought the legislators. Some people even stood atop a bulldozer and showered flowers on the cars.