Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday inaugurated the Rs 55 crore Haj House in Ranchi, on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.
The five-storeyed Haj House is constructed according to Mughal architecture. Around 1,000 people can offer Namaz.It consists of a prayer room, Visa room, kitchen and VIP room. A total of 150 men and 80 women can stay at a time. It is centrally air-conditioned.
The Chief Minister had laid the foundation stone for the building two years ago.
The earlier Haj House was constructed at the same place at a cost of Rs 5.50 crore.
“Secularism is in our blood .There is no need to teach us secularism.In the last 70 years,the successive govt.have created a fear among minorities.Minorities were treated as vote bank”,the Chief Minister said while talking to reporters after the inauguration.