"I Want To Expose A Few People On Ram Mandir," Says Uddhav Thackeray

Written By Dinesh Mourya | Mumbai | Published:

The 'Chalo Ayodhya' movement has gained momentum. Before Uddhav’s arrival in the holy city of Lord Rama, Shiv Sena hopes to create a 'saffron atmosphere' in Ayodhya to showcase the strength of the party. Shiv Sena has booked a special Ayodhya express to carry Shiv Sainiks to Ayodhya. Today hundreds of Shiv Sainiks have left for Ayodhya in this special train.

The atmosphere of this Ayodhya express is electrifying, as chants of Jai Shree Ram has been echoing in every compartment of the express train.  

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Many of these Shiv Sainik’s are going the first time to Ayodhya in the hope that their Ram mandir dream will be fulfilled. Like Hindu kar sevaks of 92's Chalo Ayodhya movement, these sainiks are too, very charged up. They are carrying posters, banners of Sena and Lord Rama along with them. Tomorrow after 3PM, Ayodhya express will reach Faizabad and then the Shiv sainiks have planned to march towards Ayodhya. These Shiv Sainks are known to stay in Ayodhya till November 26. Apart from rail route, many senior Sena leaders and MPs will board a flight tomorrow to come to Ayodhya.   

Uddhav told the media that there are a few leaders who are making a fool out of people in the country pertaining to the Ram Mandir issue and through his Ayodhya visit he wants to expose these people, referring to the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders. According to Sena sources, Uddhav wants to use the Ram Mandir issue as a tool to expose the BJP, as their estranged ally has been using the issue for many years as their biggest poll promise. But despite gaining an absolute majority four years ago, they have not yet taken any steps to build the temple. Whenever the elections are around, the BJP starts raising the Ram Mandir issue. 

From the Lord Rama’s birthplace, Uddhav seeks to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP. 

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Section 144 has been imposed in Ayodhya for the past few days, and in that case, it would be difficult for Shiv Sainiks to gather at this disputed land, in large numbers. But the deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Keshav Prasad Mourya has said that they can’t stop people to come to visit the place.