ABAP president Mahant Narendra Giri warns of walking to Ayodhya for temple construction

Doubting the intention of the BJP government, Mahant alleged that the Centre did not seem to be interested in the construction of the temple.

Published: 19th January 2019 07:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th January 2019 07:54 PM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

LUCKNOW: A day after General Secretary of Rashtriya Sewak Sangh's (RSS) call to commence Ram temple construction, president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad (ABAP), Mahant Narendra Giri on
Saturday mounted further pressure on the BJP government by expressing his dismay over the delay in the building Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

Doubting the intention of the BJP government, Mahant alleged that the Centre did not seem to be interested in the construction of the temple. He, however, slammed the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and
RSS leaders for their statements on the temple issue.

Mahant Narendra Giri expressed doubts over the fact the upcoming dharma Sansad to be organised at Kumbh on January 31, would be able to take a concrete and firm decision over temple issue. “Till now, there has been no invite for me for the VHP’s dharma sansad which is an annual affair,” said the seemingly miffed seer.

The ABAP chief cautioned the authorities claiming that he along with a lakh Naga sadhus would walk to Ayodhya after Kumbh for the cause of temple as there was no definite
solution to the issue was there. “The Naga Sadhus and seers will camp in Ayodhya for a month. It will then be followed by the commencement of temple construction,” added the Mahant. The next hearing of the Ayodhya-Babri issue is due in the Apex Court on 29th January 2019.

Earlier on Thursday, in a surprise statement, RSS second-in-command Bhaiyyaji Joshi had said that the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be completed till 2025, if construction started now.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp