New Delhi: In an attempt to garner MPs’ support for a bill in the forthcoming winter session for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the VHP plans to hold public meetings in all Lok Sabha constituencies, said media reports. “The VHP is confident that the Narendra Modi government will bring such a bill in Parliament’s winter session as it is a dispensation of Ram bhakts (devotees of Ram),” VHP president Alok Kumar said. It must be noted that BJP MP Rakesh Sinha had proposed to bring a private member’s bill in Rajya Sabha. (Also read: RSS, VHP Call For Ram Temple Ordinance)Also Read - First Visuals of Ram Temple Site in Ayodhya Showcased, Check Latest PICS Here
In fact, Sinha has regularly taken to social media to tweet his disappointment even in the Supreme Court that the issue wasn’t given importance and was stalled till January next year. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Rains: 7 Killed, Underpasses Closed, Power Lines Snapped in Some Parts | Top Developments
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Meanwhile, the BJP has said it was on the same page as the VHP vis-a-vis the Ram temple. The VHP said even the Congress couldn’t really oppose construction of the temple. VHP’s Kumar even cited Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s temple run and called him a “janeu dhari”. He told PTI that his organisation was confident that the Narendra Modi government will bring such a bill in Parliament’s winter session, saying it is a dispensation of ‘Ram bhakt’ (devotees of Ram).
With Lok Sabha elections hardly six months away, analysts believe the RSS’ demand for a law has generated support and the BJP would use the key Hindutva plank to build a narrative in its favour. While there is not an official word on the Government’s stand on the demand of Hindutva groups for a law in favour of the temple, ministers and party leaders have spoken out in its favour.
If the VHP manages to pull of the meetings as per its plan, its delegations led by seers will meet governors of states to urge them to convey to the Centre the “popular” wish to construct the temple, said reports.
The organisation will hold a public meeting in all 543 Lok Sabha constituencies by December 15, Kumar said and will meet the respective member of Parliament.