One of the most controversial and political issue Ram temple in Ayodhya is on the peak for decades. Days after Bjp-led NDA’s landslide victory, The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), which has been campaigning for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya on the front foot, has said that the construction work for the temple will begin within 18-months.
Hindu outfit has convened a meeting of its top leaders later this month to discuss the Ayodhya issue. Alok Kumar, the Working President of the VHP said that his organisation will not wait ‘indefinitely’ on Ram temple construction and has decided to remind Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government about its promise within the first month of its second term.
"One thing is clear, VHP will not compromise on two issues - firstly, only a temple will be built at the birthplace of Lord Ram and secondly, there can be no mosque within the cultural limits of Ayodhya," he told to reporters.
"We will pass a resolution and give it to the Prime Minister. We will remind him that the promise about Ram temple has been made in your manifesto," the VHP leader said, adding VHP's 'margdarshak samiti' will meet in Haridwar on June 19-20.
"The government has just come. We will need to wait a bit," Kumar said. "Ab nahi karenge (now we will not wait)...We will not wait indefinitely."
"Work on Ram temple will start in one to one-and-a-half years. I am not conjecturing but telling you as an informed person,” Kumar added.
"If they are able to sort it out, then it is good. They have a deadline of August 15. They have said they will do whatever is possible by July-end. We have cooperated with them with an open heart," the VHP leader said on Supreme Court hearing on the controversial land dispute.
"If they are able to sort it out, then it is good. They have a deadline of August 15. They have said they will do whatever is possible by July-end. We have cooperated with them with an open heart," the VHP leader said.