Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will be delivering a speech in Hindi in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, Shiv Sena sources have told Republic TV. Thackeray will be going there on November 25 in order to support the demand for Ram Temple on the disputed land. Uddhav has worked on his spoken Hindi speaking skills ahead of the event
“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
Uddhav’s rally has generated a lot of excitement in Shiv Sainiks as this would be Uddhav’s first speech in Hindi and that to outside of Maharashtra, Republic TV has learnt. Though Uddhav has good command over Marathi and Hindi language, Uddhav had never given a long speech in Hindi and again that too in front of a non-Marathi crowd.
Uddhav will be the first member of the Thackeray family who will be visiting the disputed land.
According to the sources, the Sena has already decided to make Ram Mandir as their prime agenda for the election campaign for the 2019 polls. Hence, they want to make their party supremo’s Ayodhya visit a grand event where Shiv Sena can show their strength.
The sources have also claimed that more than one lakh Shiv Sainiks from across Maharashtra will come to Ayodhya to support Uddhav Thackeray’s Ram Mandir demand. All the Sena Leaders will reach Ayodhya one week before Uddhav’s arrival to Ayodhya.
On 24th November, Uddhav Thackeray will do aarti of Saryu river at Naya Ghat and on next day i.e. 25th, Shiv Sena chief will visit disputed land in Ayodhya. Here, Uddhav will first take blessings of Lord Ram and after this he will speak to local and national media in a press conferenc. Once all this gets over then at 2 pm, he will address a huge rally.
During Shiv Sena’s annual Dussehra rally, Uddhav Thackeray had announced that he will visit Ayodhya on 25th November.
Since last three decades, Shiv Sena has been demanding the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed land. Under the leadership, Bal Thackeray, who was also the founder of the Shiv Sena, had run an intense movement for the Ram temple construction.