Big Crowds as AAP makes “Nationalism” pitch in Ayodhya before UP election

Promises of “real nationalism” and for the first time, “Ram Rajya” – both issues championed by the ruling BJP – marked the Aam Aadmi Party’s formal start to campaigning in Uttar Pradesh for the 2022 election.

Large crowds turned up at a tiranga or flag, rally in UP’s Faizabad, the ‘twin town’ to Ayodhya and where the Ram Temple is being built. The rally was led by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh.

“We got an opportunity to visit the Ram Janmabhoomi and met many saints who wished for our victory. We prayed for the AAP to get an opportunity to form the government in UP,” Mr Sisodia told reporters today before the start of the rally.