The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has flagged off its 41-day ‘Ram Rajya Rath Yatra’ from Ayodhya to Rameswaram . The yatra, which will pass through six states, will culminate on March 23.
According to various media reports, the preparations for the yatra are being organised by two Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh affiliates – the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Muslim Rashtriya Manch. The yatra is expected to be flagged off by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
As per reports various media reports , in order to revive the Ram temple movement before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, nearly 40 public meetings will be held. The yatra will pass through Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
The Ram Rajya Rath Yatra will raise issues like construction of Ram Temple, Ram Rajya, and inclusion of the Ramayana in the curriculum of the schools along its route.
Some leaders from the non-BJP ruled states like Kerala have said that they are not very comfortable with the idea, especially in view of the 1990 Rath Yatra by LK Advani, which had changed the political; dynamics of the country and leading to the destruction of the Babri Masjid in 1992 and followed by riots in many parts of the country.
The rath yatra comes days before the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit is expected to come up before the apex court for the final hearing on March 14.