Jamshedpur: The working president of the Ram Mandir Nyas Board, Ram Vilas Vedanti, on Sunday claimed that the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya of Uttar Pradesh will begin before the Lok Sabha Election 2019. He also added that the work will start with the consensus of both Hindus and Muslims. Also Read - UP Gram Panchayat Election 2021: Over 60 Per Cent Polling Till 5 PM
Addressing a ‘Dharam Sabha’ organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Jamshedpur district of Jharkhand, Vedanti said, “We do not want any bloodshed and want to build a grand Ram mandir over 67 acres of land in Ayodhya with the consensus of all, including the Muslims. Negotiations are going on in this regard and the construction work for a grand Ram temple will start anytime in December.” Also Read - UP Gram Panchayat Election 2021: Full List Of Constituencies Going To Polls In Phase 1 Today
Asserting that the Ram temple construction will in all likelihood behind before 2019 Lok Sabha election, the former MP said, a new masjid will also be built in Lucknow. Also Read - Akshay Kumar's Long-Hairdo Look From Ram Setu Goes Viral, Actor Plays Archaeologist - Your Thoughts?
He further claimed that the president of the Shia Waqf Board had already given in writing to the Supreme Court, “supporting the construction of a grand Ram temple at the birthplace of Lord Ram.”
“We will welcome political leaders across party affiliations to take part in the construction of the temple, which we want to complete with the involvement of all the leaders and communities,” Vedanti said.
Earlier in the day, Ayodhya saw three major events by Shiv Sena, VHP and RSS in a bid to pitch for the construction of Ram Temple in the holy town.
Addressing the media, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as he termed 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.