New Delhi: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has begun a massive rally ‘Dharma Sabha’ at Ramlila Maidan in the national capital. The rally is being organised to demand an ordinance for construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. It must be noted that the event comes days before the commencement of the Parliament’s winter session.

The rally began at 11 AM, and will conclude at 4 PM. Further, five lakh people are likely to participate in the event.

“The ‘dharam sansad’ – congregation of Hindu priests – at the Ramlila ground tomorrow will be addressed by RSS’ executive head Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi. It will be a massive gathering which will change the hearts of all those who are not in favour of bringing the bill for construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhaya (sic),” VHP’s spokesperson Vinod Bansal said on Saturday.

Outfit’s general secretary Surendra Jain claimed that if in any case the bill does not come in this winter session, then future course of action will be decided at the next ‘dharam sansad’, which will be held in Allahabad on the sidelines of ‘mahakumbh’ on January 31 and February 1, next year.

The VHP has been saying that it was confident that the bill will be tabled in the upcoming winter session of Parliament for paving the way for construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Apart from Joshi, VHP president Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje and its international working president Alok Kumar will also address the rally. The event will be addressed the numerous saints who will gather to attend the rally.

On December 2, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) held a motorcycle rally in the national capital to send out a message about a “Dharam Sabha” being organised by them on December 9 to put pressure on the Narendra Modi government to facilitate early construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. Hundreds of VHP supporters went through various residential areas on motorcycles raising slogans “Ramlala hum aaenge, mandir wahi banaaenge”, and organised meetings.

“Around 2,000 Lord Ram devotees participated in 148 separate motorcycle rallies. Several meetings were organised at the end of rallies in which the participants took a pledge to make the December 9 ‘Dharam Sabha’ (in the national capital) a successful event,” VHP media organiser Mahendra Rawat said.