Sanjay Raut: Uddhav Thackeray Will Visit Ayodhya after Dussehra
Updated:  Oct 04, 2018, 10:10 AM
Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena chief will visit Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh after Dussehra, said senior party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut.
On October 19, party's annual Dussehra rally to be held in Mumbai Uddhav will announce the date of his visit to Ayodhya, said Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut. He added "The Sena has always championed the cause of Ram temple in Ayodhya. The BJP, despite being in power for four years, has not yet fulfilled its commitment of building a grand Ram temple there."
A meeting between Mr Thackeray and Ram Janmabhoomi trust chief Janmejay Sharanji Maharaj took place at the party's headquarters Sena Bhawan in Mumbai yesterday evening, party sources said.
According to sources, Sharanji Maharaj invited Mr. Thackeray to visit Ayodhya and told him that the trust needed the Shiv Sena's assistance in the construction of Ram temple.
Arvind Sawant senior leader of Shiv Sena said that before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the NDA had given three assurances to people -- to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution, construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya and to solve the Kashmir issue.
Article 370 of the Indian Constitution accords special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Senior leader Mr Sawant also said," We are not doing something which we haven't spoken of earlier. When nobody took responsibility of the Babri Masjid demolition, (Shiv Sena founder) Balasaheb did so. Now four-and-a-half years have passed (since NDA came to power) but the construction of Ram temple has still not begun and the issue is pending in court."
Shiv Sena decided to go solo in the upcoming elections. Party has time to time targeted BJP for "delaying" the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya despite having a majority.
Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had recently said the BJP would all over again use the emotional issue in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
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