RELIGIOUS POLITICS: Shiv Sena chief to perform Puja in Ayodhya ahead of 2019 elections
Ayodhya – Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and his family arrived in Ayodhya for an event to demand construction of Ram Temple at the disputed site of Babri Mosque ahead of 2019 elections.
High security arrangements have been made to prevent any kind of communal clashes.
Two different events will take place in Ayodhya in the next two days, first one will be held by Shiv Sena followed by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).
According to the local media reports, he has brought soil from the Shivneri fort in Pune in order to hand it over to the chief priest or ‘Mahant’ who occupies the disputed site.
Thackeray will perform special prayers, and will speak to pujaris, saints and the locals to politicize the situation to demand the construction of Ram Temple.
VHP claimed that their Sunday’s event which is called as Dharma Sansad or religious gathering will be one of the biggest gathering of saints at the disputed site since 1992.
However, VHP claimed that the participants at the event will be “disciplined people” whose sole agenda is to expedite the construction of the Ram temple.
Thackeray said on Friday to the Government, that BJP should be proud of Shiv Sainiks who demolished the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya in 1992.
Right-wing Hindu activists emotionally believe that Babri Mosque was a place where their deity Ram was born, and the temple was demolished by Moghal ruler – Babur – in order to build a mosque.
Based on the devotional evidences, Shiv Sainiks demolished the mosque in 1992 which lead to nation-wide communal clashes.
However, Supreme Court of India has denied any decision to be taken based on Aastha or devotion, rather the decision will be based on pure facts and evidences.