Despite the temple issue failing to cut much ice with the voters of late, senior BJP Leader L K Advani today reaffirmed his commitment to building Ram temple at Ayodhya.
"Today, I have come to Somnath to offer my prayers on the 20th anniversary of my Rathyatra. Ram temple should be and will be built at Ayodhya," Advani said after offering prayers at the Somnath temple.
It was here on September 25, 1990, that he had launched his Ram Rathyatra, which, though ending abruptly with his arrest in Bihar, had put the BJP firmly on the road to power.
"I visit Somnath every year this day and will continue to do so until Ram temple comes up at Ayodhya," Advani said.
Accompanied by daughter Pratibha, Advani arrived at the Keshod airport in Junagadh by a chartered flight this morning and reached here by road from there.
The BJP leader also attended a Gujarat Government function for distribution of fortified flour to primary school students.
Gujarat education minister, Ramanlal Vora, former BJP MP from Junagadh Bhavna Chikhliya and other MPs and MLAs of Saurashtra region accompanied Advani.