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Ayodhya: Uddhav Thackeray takes a dig at PM Modi's '56-inch chest' remark, says one needs guts to build temple

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 24 Nov 2018, 06:55:07 PM
LIVE |  Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray and Reshmi Thackeray offer prayers at Laxman Qila (Photo Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

Ahead of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s visit and Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) "Dharma Sansad" to push for the construction of Ram Temple, Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya turned into a fortress with massive security around disputed land. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing organisation and the ideological patriarch of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is also scheduled to organise a ‘Hunkar’ rally in Ayodhya on Sunday. As many as 42 companies of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), five companies of Rapid Action Force, Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) along with extended police force have been deployed in the city to tackle any untoward incident. A day before Thackeray’s visit, Sena leader Sanjay Raut raised the temperature in the politically sensitive Ayodhya with his remark that it took just 17 minutes to demolish Babri Mosque but an ordinance paving the way for construction of Ram temple is taking too long.

Uddhav Thackeray in Ayodhya Highlights:

For country's sake, Muslims all over India should leave their claims regarding the mosque in Ayodhya, says Salman Nadvi, former member of the AIMPL Board.

Uddhav takes a dig at Modi's '56-inch chest' remark, says one needs guts to build Ram Temple rather than a 56-inch chest.

Thackeray asks for date for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

Shiv Sena chief asks Narendra Modi government to bring law on Ram Temple.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray aaddresses a gathering at Ayodhya, says "will build Ram Temple together".

Shri Nritya Gopal Das , the president of Ram Janmabhoomi Trust, arrived at Laxman Ground. The process of Saint Poojan is going to start shortly.

The process of Vedi Pooja has been completed successfully. Uddhav Thackeray will take part in 'maha aarti' programme by Sarayu River.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray reaches Laxman Fort Ground with his family. The Vedi Puja programme with 108 Acharyo will start anytime soon.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray arrives in Ayodhya to participate in 'maha aarti' by Sarayu River. Section 144 imposed as a precautionary motion.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray leaves Matoshree for Ayodhya along with family.

Section 144 imposed: Ahead of Thackeray's visit today and VHP's 'Dharma Sansad' tomorrow, the local administration has imposed Section 144 in Ayodhya restricting gathering of people.

Visuals of security in Ayodhya. VHP and Shiv Sena will hold separate events in the city tomorrow over the matter of Ram Temple.

Massive security around the disputed site: One ADGP, one DIG, three SSP, 10 ASsP, 21 DSsPs, 160 Inspectors, 700 Constables, 42 Companies of PAC, 5 Companies of RAF, ATS Commandos and Drone Cameras have been deployed in Ayodhya for maintaining law & order: UP Police

No environment of fear, says Ayodhya DM: Ahead of the Shiv Sena chief's visit and VHP's event, Ayodhya DM Anil Kumar assured that there is no environment of fear in Ayodhya. He also confirmed that both Shiv Sena and the VHP has taken prior permission for their respective events.

Akhilesh Yadav wants Supreme Court intervention in Ayodhya: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav urged the Supreme Court to take note of the situation in Ayodhya and call the Army, if needed, to keep it under control. 
"The BJP does not believe in either the Supreme Court or the Constitution. The BJP can go to any extent. The kind of environment there is in Uttar Pradesh, especially in Ayodhya, the Supreme Court should take notice of it and bring Army, if necessary," the SP chief said.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will offer prayers at the Ram Janmabhoomi and participate in the “Maha Aarti” by the Sarayu River. The Sena chief will speak to saints and people there. The visit is seen as Sena’s effort to present itself as the only party that actually cares for the cause of Hindus. He is carrying a pot full of soil from the Shivneri fort in Pune, which will be handed over to the priest at the Janmabhoomi. 

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First Published : 24 Nov 2018, 09:53:44 AM