Ayodhya included in Delhi govt free pilgrimage scheme: Arvind Kejriwal .

The Delhi Cabinet on Wednesday approved the inclusion of Ayodhya in its free pilgrimage scheme for the elderly, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced.

At present, Amritsar, Ujjain, Shirdi, Jammu, Dwarka, Tirupati, Rameshwaram, Haridwar, Bodh Gaya etc are part of the Mukhyamantri Teerth yatra wherein senior citizens are taken to pilgrimages by the government free of cost .

“We decided in the cabinet meeting today that Ayodhya will be added to Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojna. Under this scheme, senior citizens are taken for pilgrimages completely free of cost. All expenses, including AC train tickets, AC accommodation, food, local travel etc are borne by the government. Those going for the trip can take one person along, for example, a child. Their expenses will also be borne by the government,” Kejriwal said.

Kejriwal visited Ayodhya on Tuesday, where he promised that the Ram Temple would be made part of the government’s scheme. A cabinet meeting was scheduled immediately after his visit.

AAP leaders, including Kejriwal, have been visiting different states where elections are due next year, including Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand. The polls are crucial to the party’s expansion plans and state units, which have been working to broaden their base.

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