Following Shiv Sena's announcement to visit Ayodhya, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has announced on Thursday, a two-day Ayodhya Mandir Conclave to be held in Haridwar, as per reports.
Sources have also reported that the conclave dates have tentatively fixed at June 19-20, in Haridwar. In an earlier meeting of saints in Ayodhya, the issue of Ram Mandir was allegedly raised.
Speaking to Republic TV, Vinod Bansal from VHP has said that the agenda of the meeting is to discuss how to speedily progress in resolving the Ram Mandir issue and added that the entire world is looking at the BJP government to honour their commitment to build a temple as stated in their manifesto.
"The Mandir issue will be pushed through the courts only and will be mediated in conversation with all parties. Whether the issue is resolved by the government or the courts, both options are open. Saints just want a mandir to be built in a grand fashion at the same place," he said.
Adding that both options - government order and judicial judgment was open and that the issue will be resolved only in conversation with all parties.
"The direction to speed up the issue will be discussed upon on those two days along with what strategy should be adopted in the future. And the government is all for resolving the issue as claimed by the BJP manifesto - that a Ram Mandir will be constructed. So the entire nation is seeing towards the BJP government for how the issue will be speedily resolved," he added.
Earlier in the day, Shiv Sena leader and Saamna editor, Sanjay Raut had said that as promised to visit Ram Lalla after winning the election, Shiv Sena was keeping up its commitment as it cannot forget Ram Lalla after asking votes based on that issue, speaking to ANI.
"Before the elections along with Uddhav Thackrey we had visited Ayodhya, conducted a lot of programs and said that post the election victory we will come to get darshan of Ram Lalla. After winning the election, we cannot forget Ram Lalla and Ayodhya. It is our commitment," he said.
Talking about the possibility of commencement of constructing the Ram Mandir in this term, Raut added that as BJP and its allies had amassed a tally higher than 350 MPs in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he said if the work is not commenced now, voters will lose faith in them (NDA).
The Mandir issue was stoked again when on Wednesday, sources reported that Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray would be visiting Ayodhya with all the 18 Lok Sabha MPs of the party before the beginning of the monsoon session of Parliament.