Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray will hold a rally in Ayodhya and perform the ‘shilanyas’ to initiate the work of Ram temple, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said. The schedule for Thackeray’s rally will be announced in a Dusshera rally in Mumbai on October 18. On Wednesday, Janamejaya Sharan, the president of Shriram Mandir Nyas, Ayodhya had a meeting with Uddhav Thackeray. According to reports, Sharan had told Thackeray that his trust needs the Sena’s help in the reconstruction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
The Shiv Sena has been constantly pushing to start the reconstruction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on an immediate basis.
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On October 1, a group of seers and saints started an indefinite fast to mount pressure on the Centre and the state governments to start the reconstruction of the temple in Ayodhya.
“The fast will continue till the obstacles in the temple construction are removed. We will hold ‘shilapujan’ every day. Saints and Ram bhakts will participate in it,” one of the seers had said.
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The Supreme Court in its latest judgment had refused to revisit its 1994 ruling that a government can take a land in which a mosque has been built. The apex court also stated that it will not be referring to a larger bench.
In 1994, the Supreme Court had said that namaz (prayers) could be offered anywhere and a mosque is not necessarily required.