The Shiv Sena has intensified its Ram Temple movement. After announcing his 'Chalo Ayodhya' initiative, Uddhav Thackeray will now collect bricks for Ram Mandir. To build momentum ahead of Uddhav’s mega Ayodhya visit, Shivsainiks are planning to generate momentum among the people for early construction of the Ram Temple.
Shiv Sena leader Jitendra Janawale tells Republic TV that tomorrow, hundreds of Shiv Sainiks will gather at Vile Parle’s Ram Mandir. Here, they will first perform the worship of bricks. These bricks are special as 'Shri Ram' is written on them. After performing puja of the bricks, Shiv Sainiks will march towards Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s residence Matoshri to hand over these bricks to him.
Sena leader said “we want Uddhav Thackeray to fulfill Bal Thackeray's construction of grand Ram Mandir dream. Bal Thackeray was the only leader who had said that if his Shiv Sainiks had pulled down the Babri Masjid, he would be proud of them. Bal Thackeray had wanted to build the Ram Temple but it had not happened at that time, but now, when Uddhav is himself going to Ayodhya then we want he should to take these bricks along with him so that it will be used in the construction of Ram Mandir."
Uddhav Thackeray will go to Ayodhya on November 25. Here, he will visit the disputed land, and after performing aarti of Ramlalla, Uddhav will address a huge rally. According to Sena sources, Uddhav will take some of these bricks with him to Ayodhya. Sena wants to make Uddhav’s Ayodhya visit a grand event. In their annual Dussehra rally, Uddhav Thackeray had dared BJP to construct Ram Temple or they (Shiv Sena) will do it. RSS, VHP & many other Hindu organisations are also putting pressure on the government to start the construction of Ram Temple.
They way Shiv Sena has taken an aggressive stand on the issue of Ram Mandir, it has made it clear that they are trying to snatch Ram Mandir issue from the BJP. Shiv Sena is fully aware that the title suit of the disputed land case is in Supreme Court & before the Judgment of the court if the government brings an ordinance on Ram Temple then opposition parties may propagate it as government disrespected Supreme Court. Hence, Shiv Sena wants to take advantage of the BJP’s compulsion on Ram Mandir.