Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday backed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s Ram Mandir ultimatum and has announced that he will visit Ayodhya on November 25. While taking on the BJP over the Ram Mandir issue, the Shiv Sena Chief said that the BJP's promise of the construction of Ram Mandir was just another ‘jumla’.
“I will go to Ayodhya as Balasaheb’s son and Shiv Sainik,” said Uddhav Thackeray while challenging the ruling government, saying, “Either you build Ram Temple or we will build.”
“Don't underestimate Hindus. People will make you realise in coming days if you don't build Ram Mandir,”he added
Further attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray, while addressing a gathering during the annual Dussehra rally in Shivaji park, said, “PM goes for foreign tour but has not visited Ayodhya once, the state from where he was elected as MP. I want to ask why didn't PM visited Ayodhya.”
Every year on Dussehra, Shiv Sena organizes their annual rally at Shivaji Park where the party Supremo addresses party workers and weave out strategies to take on their political opponents. This has been a tradition of the party for more than five decades now.
On October 15, the Shiv Sena had called upon the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led central government to "show some courage" and pass an ordinance for the construction of the controversial Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
Earlier in the day, the RSS chief while asking for an ordinance for the construction of Ram temple, said the parties must stop playing politics and build the temple.
"The government should bring ordinance to build Ayodhya Ram Mandir. No more politics over it now. It's not a controversy of religions', said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
Earlier on September 27, the Supreme Court had batted for the speedy disposal of Babr pleas. While making it clear that there won’t be any delay in the title dispute hearing, the top court had said that non-stop hearing in the case will begin in the week commencing from October 29. Justice Ashok Bhushan while reading out the majority judgment said “the appeals have been pending for a long time and require speedy disposal”.