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News Nation Khoj Khabar Live: Just three days ahead of Delhi Assembly Elections, the central government on Wednesday constituted an independent 15-member Trust to oversee the construction of a "grand and magnificent" Ram temple in Ayodhya. The announcement of Ram Temple Trust, was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha four days before the expiry of a 3-month deadline set by the Supreme Court. While some Opposition leaders have questioned the timing of the announcement, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal welcomed the decision, saying there is no right time to do good work. The issue of Ram Temple has been BJP’s core agenda and the saffron party would definitely look to capitalise this in the eminent Delhi elections. Tonight, in Khoj Khabar, we will debate whether the announcement of Ram Temple Trust will sway the outcome of Assembly polls in Delhi.
Khoj Khabar Show Updates:
#09:51 pm: Shaheen Bagh has become a national issue. It will influence the election outcome, but it is difficult to predict which way the votes will swing, says senior journalist Avdhesh Kumar
#09:49 pm: Amit Shah and Narendra Modi don't want to talk about economy. That's why they are distracting voters by talking about Pakistan, says Tehseen Poonawalla.
#09:45 pm: The law and order situation in Delhi has deteriorated. Lawyers and students are being beaten up in broad daylight, says AAP spokesperson.
#09:40 pm: Does one need permission to visit Shaheen Bagh. Is it in Pakistan? A journalist, Gunja Kapoor, was almost lynched today, says Harish Khuranna of the BJP.
#09:38 pm: Amanatullah Khan's speech is not more vitriolic than 'Ramzaade-Haramzade', "Desh ke gaddaron ko...goli maaro" remark, says Maulana Sajid Rashidi.
#09:35 pm: If I were AAP chief, I would have withdrawn the ticket to Amanatullah Khan, says senior journalist Avdhesh Kumar, on the Okhla MLA's 'Zaalim' remark
#09:29 pm: Political analyst Tehseen Poonawalla was asked the same question - Who is the Zaalim? He says, the one who says he will give two crore votes and in return take the unemployment to the higehst in 45 years is a Zaalim.
#09:24 pm: BJP is losing in Delhi, that's why it is putting out such videos. Delhi Police is with Amit Shah. I challenge Delhi Police to send the clip to forensic lab and prove that it is authentic: Ghanendra Bhardwaj on Amanatullah Khan's controversial video.
#09:20 pm: BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana counters Bhardwaj. He says anti-India slogans were raised at Shaheen Bagh where hundreds of people led by women are protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act.
#09:18 pm: Amanatullah Khan is a symbol of Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb, says Ghanendra Bhardwaj, claims that the voice in the viral video doesn't belong to the AAP MLA
#09:15 pm: Deepak Chaurasia asks AAP spokesperson Ghanendra Bhardwaj who are the "Zaalims"? He didn't answer the question and questioned the authenticity of the video. He also challenged the BJP to ask Delhi police to register and FIR and investigate the clip. Delhi police answers Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
#09:13 pm: A video of AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan's speech at Shaheen Bagh protest site has created controversy ahead of Delhi polls. In the video tweetted by BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, Khan is heard talking about ending the "Zaalims". News Nation could not vouch for the authenticity of the clip.
#09:05 pm: We had long been demanding to build a makeshift temple and shift the deity from the tent, says Mahant Satyendra Das, preist of Ram Janmabhoomi. He also says that the temple construction is a time-taking process but Ram Lala must be moved to from tent to a make shift temple.
#09:03 pm: Iqbal Ansari, one of the main litigants in Ayodhya land dispute says his role in the dispute ended in November, when the Supreme Court delivered its verdict.
#09:00 pm: VHP vice-president Champat Rai says the foundation stone of Ram Temple might be laid on the ocassion of Ram Navami on April 2. He also revealed that the construction work of Ram Temple will be done by L&T.