While the meeting of hundreds of seers, members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP), BJP leaders and other Hindu groups has entered its second day at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has initiated a form of campaign for the construction of the Lord Ram statue in Ayodhya. Addressing a rally in Rajasthan’s Bikaner on Saturday, Yogi Adityanath urged the people to light a ‘diya’ for Lord Ram stating that the work for Ram Mandir will begin soon.
“Do light a lamp across the country in the name of Lord Ram, so that these emotions manifest in a positive way. Because work will start soon there. We have to do this with determination and this determination will help us do this work in a progressive manner. For us to make this happen, the time has finally come. We have to take this forward from Diwali onwards,” said Yogi Adityanath, who also plans to build a Lord Ram statue in Ayodhya, at a rally in Bikaner on Saturday.
Speaking to reporters, Vishwa Hindu Parishad's acting president Alok Kumar on Sunday insisted upon a speedy legislation being passed by the Central government
"We believe this is the right time. We believe that the only way to build the Ram Temple is by legislation. We have asked the government to bring the legislation in the Winter Session of the Parliament. It may be by an ordinance or a bill in the parliament. We believe the government will act soon."
Meanwhile, as the official meet of more than 3500 seers and members of the Hindu groups including VHP and BJP leaders has entered its second day, the saints have also issued an ultimatum to the BJP government for the construction of the Ram Temple. On Saturday, the onus was put on the BJP-led Centre to come up with a quick resolution for Lord Ram's temple to be built in Ayodhya in the wake of Supreme Court's recent order to delay the hearing till at least the first week of January.