VHP to undertake padyatra in UP for Ram temple

Published: 13th June 2013 03:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2013 03:30 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

The VHP will undertake a 19-day march from August 25 in Uttar Pradesh to pressure the UPA into passing a bill in Parliament for the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

The padyatra will begin from UP's Basti district on August 25 and conclude in Ayodhya on September 13, VHP sources said here.

If the Centre fails to enact a law paving the way for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, the organisation will hold a Mahakumbh (huge congregation) of sadhus and seers in Ayodhya on October 18 to take a final call on the resolution of the vexed issue, top VHP sources here said.

A resolution to this effect was adopted by the core committee of the VHP known as Kendriya Margdarshak Mandal at its two-day conference here yesterday which was presided by its chief Ashok Singhal.

They said the decision was an attempt by the organisation to revive the Ram Mandir issue ahead of 2014 general elections.

The conference was attended by over 200 VHP office bearers from across the country including Singhal, Praveen Togadia, Swami Chinmayanand and Swami Ram Vilas Vedanti.

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