Ayodhya, June 16: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that
construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya will soon start under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and, if needed, Shiv Sainiks would help in the temple construction.
“We all want the temple. Confident that the Ram temple will be constructed under Modi’s leadership. It is time for all to Hindus to remain united so the temple is built soon. The Modi government is a ‘mazboot’ government and can take decisions. The Shiv Sena is with the government and we are hopeful that the temple will come up soon,” Thackeray said in a brief press conference after visiting the Ram Janambhoomi makeshift temple.
“From tomorrow Lok Sabha Session will begin so before entering the Parliament all Shiv Sena MPs have come here to take the blessings of Ram Lalla. We strongly believe that temple will be constructed at the earliest,” Thackeray said.
Thackeray said that his MPs had come to offer prayers at the Ram temple before the Lok Sabha session begins Monday.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray arrived in the holy city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday along with his 18 party MPs to offer prayers at the makeshift Ram temple.
Uddhav’s wife Rashmi and son Aditya are also accompanyimg him during the Ayodhya visit.
Raut, however, added that Ayodhya and Ram temple are not subjects of politics for his party, but a matter of faith and religion.
”We have never sought votes in the name of the temple and will never do so,” he said.
The Yogi Adityanath government has accorded the state guest status to Thackeray and Sena MPs.
Last November, the Shiv Sena chief and his family had visited Ayodhya, where he coined the slogan, “Pehle mandir, phir sarkar” (First temple, then government).
Raut said that the construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya will soon start under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Sanjay Raut has said that we have won a majority in the Lok Sabha elections, including the construction of the grand temple of Ram Lalla.