Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray To Visit Ayodhya To Raise Ram Mandir Issue: LIVE UPDATES

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Amid the politics over Ram Mandir issue, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will visit Ayodhya on November 24, 2018. All LIVE updates here

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:

Update at 6:10 PM: Visuals of Maha Aarti being performed by Uddhav Thackeray at Ayodhya

Update at 6:03 PM: Uddhav Thackeray performs Maha Aarti at Sarayu Ghat, Ayodhya

Update at 4:50 PM: Modi Government should bring an Ordinance. Announce a date for Ram Mandir. I don't need the credit for Ram Mandir: Uddhav Thakrey

Update at 3:31 PM: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray reaches Laxman Killa

Update at 3:05 PM: Uddhav Thackeray en route Laxman Killa to meet the seers. More than 2200 Shiv sainiks have accompanied the Shiv Sena leader to Ayodhya.

Update at 2:47 PM: During the meeting with the mahants, Uddhav Thackeray is set to challenge the centre for the construction of the Ram Temple. As per reports, 1100 Mahants and 500 Acharyas to scheduled to be present at the meeting. Apart from the Shiv Sena chief, there will be Anil Desai and his close aid Milind Narvekar at the meeting.

Update at 1:33 PM: Uddhav Thackeray arrives in Ayodhya along with family.

Update at 10:45 AM: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray with his family leaves from his residence for his two-day visit to Ayodhya:

Update at 9:40 AM: Visuals of security deployment at Ayodhya:

Amid the politics over Ram Mandir issue, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray is all set to reach Ayodhya for a two-day visit. 

Shiv Sena party members on Friday, took the air-way to reach Ayodhya in numbers to take their Ram Temple aspirations forward while chanting the slogan- “Pehele Mandir, fir Sarkar” (First the temple, and then government)

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Friday created a massive controversy after he boasted about the demolition of Babri Masjid while addressing the media in Ayodhya. In his statement, Sanjay Raut boasted about destroying the Babri Masjid in just 17 minutes and dared the government to bring an ordinance within 15 minutes.

On November 22, Mr Thackeray collected soil from Shivneri Fort, the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, before making way for his visit to Ayodhya. 

Speaking to the media about his decision to visit Ayodhya, the Shiv Sena chief said, "This soil is not just mud but the sentiments of the entire Hindu community and when the sentiments of Hindus unite, definitely the process of constructing the Ram mandir will find speed. And it will be built as soon as possible. Some seers over there are going to give me their blessings, and to seek those blessings I am going over there.

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Here is the full schedule of the Shiv Sena party chief's visit to Ayodhya:

November 24:  
5.15 pm: Saryu aarti at 'Naya Ghat'  

November 25:
9:00 am: Visit Ram Janmabhumi
12:00 pm- Press Conference 
1:00 pm - Public rally

The 'Chalo Ayodhya' movement has gained momentum. Before Uddhav’s arrival in the holy city of Lord Rama, Shiv Sena has taken the job to create a 'saffron atmosphere' in Ayodhya to showcase the strength of the party.

READ: SHOCKER: 'Demolished Babri Masjid In 17 Minutes', Boasts Shiv Sena Daring Centre On Ram Mandir Ordinance

Ever since the Supreme Court bench, headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi adjourned the hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit in October to the first week of January, voices have grown stronger demanding quick resolution on this matter.

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