New Delhi: Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar claimed that Ayodhya should have a temple of Lord Buddha. His statement came amidst Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray visit and VHP’s ‘Dharam Sabha’ in the holy town on Sunday. Both the events were organised to pitch for the Ram Temple construction in the holy town. Also Read - Nationwide Lockdown May Extend Beyond April 14 as Coronavirus Cases Rise Over 2,000; Death Toll at 53
“The original name of the city was Saket, not Ayodhya. It should have a temple of Lord Buddha,” Chandrashekhar was quoted as saying in a News18 report. Notably, the Bhim Army chief will be visiting Ayodhya on Monday, with a copy of the Constitution to present it to the District Magistrate. Also Read - Maharashtra: Coronavirus Cases Climb to 335, PM Modi Speaks to Uddhav Thackeray | Top 10 Points
“The Constitution is in danger today. Whenever communal parties want power, they go to Ayodhya. I will travel to Ayodhya on Monday along with a copy of the Constitution and present it to the DM. My only request is that he should follow his constitutional duty to maintain law and order in his district,” he told News18. Also Read - Coronavirus: Maharashtra's COVID-19 Death Toll Rises to 8, Positive Cases Cross 200
Earlier on Sunday, Sena chief visited the disputed site in Ayodhya. Addressing the media, he attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) terming Ram Mandir promise an ‘election jumla’. Claiming that there is no hidden agenda in his visit to Ayodhya, he said, “Shiv Sena will stand with Hindus and Hindutva.”
On the other hand, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat took a dig at the Supreme Court and asserted that the ‘society doesn’t run only with law, justice delayed is justice denied’. He also added that the nation needs to unite and demand for a law for Ram temple construction on the disputed site.
The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) on Sunday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking his urgent intervention into the developments in Ayodhya, where the VHP has organised a public meeting to press for construction of a Ram temple.
“If any attempt is made to forcibly change the status quo at the disputed site at Ayodhya, it would tantamount to a gross violation of the orders of the Supreme Court,” AIMMM chief Navid Hamid said in the letter.