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Ram shouldn't be made a medium for claiming throne: Ramdev

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ANI Haridwar (Uttarakhand) [India]
Yoga guru Ramdev on Wednesday said that Lord Ram, who renounced his kingdom should not be made a medium to get power or throne.
Ramdev told ANI, "Ram for me is an issue of national identity and I do not see it as a political issue. Ram is our ancestor and he is my honour, prestige and pride. Lord Ram renounced his kingdom and he cannot be a medium to get to the throne or power. Politics should not be done on Ram's name."
Commenting on the Supreme Court's scheduled verdict today on the validity of mosque as an integral part of Islam, Ramdev said, "God is omnipresent. He can be worshipped anywhere. The most important thing is that we should believe that our deeds are the biggest worship. If our actions are good, the God will shower his blessings on us."
"Our legal system is very vigilant. I have full faith in the judiciary and I am hopeful that whatever decision comes will be for good," he added.
The apex court is expected to examine if Muslims can offer namaz or prayers anywhere, or whether a mosque is a necessary part of the practice, and is needed for a congregation and prayer. The verdict can have an impact on the title suit verdict on the Ramjanambhoomi case.

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First Published: Sep 27 2018 | 1:45 PM IST

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