Shiv Sena has started preparations for party chief Uddhav Thackeray’s Ayodhya visit by booking an entire special express train; while senior Shiv Sena leaders like Sanjay Raut, MP Rajan Vichare, Vinayak Raut have already reached Ayodhya. Today these leaders have met the mahants at Laxman Killa where Uddhav will be attending the “Aashirwad Karyakram” on November 24. The Sena leaders will also be taking part in the special ‘bhumipujan’ prayers organised by mahants of Maithili Raman Shravan.
Uddhav Thackeray is scheduled to visit Ayodhya on November 24, where on the first day, he will visit Laxman Killa and will also perform Aarti of Saryu river on the Naya ghat. The next day, he is set to visit Ayodhya, to perform Puja of Lord Ram.
Hoping to make this visit a grand affair, thousands of Shiv Sainiks are planning to accompany the leader. Senior Shiv Sena leader and Minister in the Fadnavis cabinet, Eknath Shinde has booked a special express train for Ayodhya. More than 1800 Party members, MLAs and Members of parliament have planned to go to Ayodhya. This special train is known to leave the Thane station 1.40PM, while many other Sena leaders and MLAs are also known to come to Ayodhya via air route.
According to Shiv Sena sources, Uddhav Thackeray will dare BJP from the soil of Ayodhya and he will introduce a new slogan on Ayodhya "har hindu ki yahi pukar , pahle mandir fir sarkar".
Uddhav Thackeray has earlier admitted that they are intentionally raising this Ram Mandir issue just to remind the BJP about their poll promises which they had made during their last elections.
While addressing a public gathering earlier, Uddhav Thackeray had said, "They questioned us as to why all of a sudden, you are supporting the Ram Temple ahead of the elections. Everyone should be together to build Ram Temple. I want every Hindu to come together for the construction of Ram Temple."