The BJP’s ally in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena , has put the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government in a tight spot over the Ram Temple issue. Making a strong pitch for the Ram Temple Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has asked Centre to announce the date of Ram temple construction.
Thackeray who arrived in Ayodhya on Saturday afternoon along with his family for his two-day visit at the temple town, reiterated his that an ordinance be brought before 2019 for constructing the temple.
Uddhav said that he is in Ayodhya to wake “Kumbhakarna” from his “deep slumber” to set the ball rolling for the temple’s construction.
The Sena chief arrived with his wife Rashmi and son Aditya amidst slogans of “Jai Shri Ram”.
This is Thackeray’s first visit to Ayodhya and party leaders, including MP, Sanjay Raut, and others had been camping here for the last few days to make preparations for the visit.
Sanjay Raut also upped the ante hen he reportedly remarked : “We brought down Babri in 17 minutes. Ram-bhakts (devotees) removed the blot that had been there for years, within minutes… toh kaagaz banane mein kitna waqt lagta hai(how much time does it take to draw up papers?) If you talk about an ordinance, then from the President’s House Rashtrapati Bhavan to Uttar Pradesh, it is BJP all the way. What else do you want?”