Mysore/Mysuru: Contributing his mite for the cause of Ram Mandir, K.R. Nagar JD(S) MLA S.R. Mahesh has donated Rs. 5 lakh for the construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
Mahesh presented a cheque in the name of ‘Sara Developers’ which is owned by him, when a BJP delegation led by District Minister S.T. Somashekar visited his Office near Rama Vilas Road here on Tuesday.
Later speaking to presspersons, Mahesh said that Lord Sriram is worshipped by everyone and in this backdrop, he has donated Rs.5 lakh for the construction of Ram Mandir. Stating that he started his political career in the BJP and had built the party brick-by-brick in the district years ago, he said that there was nothing special about his Ram Mandir donation as everyone was contributing for the construction of the temple.
District Minister S.T. Somashekar said that the donation drive has been launched with the purpose for enabling everyone to make their contribution for the construction of the temple, which is the dream of every Hindu. Maintaining that there is no lower and upper limits for the donation, he said that anyone can make a donation of Rs.1,000 and above. Noting that he had informed Mahesh about coming to his office, the Minister said that MLA S.R. Mahesh has voluntarily contributed Rs. 5 lakh and asserted that no one is forced to make donations.
He further said that the fund collection drive launched last month has been receiving a tremendous response with people from all sections of the society and all walks of life voluntarily coming forward to make donations in accordance with their capacity.
MUDA Chairman H.V. Rajeev, City BJP President T.S. Srivatsa, RSS leader M. Venkatram and others were present.