New Delhi:Senior BJP leader and union minister Uma Bharti, who had earlier said that Ram temple is her “dream” as she “actively participated in the Ram Janambhoomi Andolan”, wholeheartedly supported Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s visit to Ayodhya on Sunday. “Yes, I appreciate Uddhav Thackeray for his effort. BJP doesn’t have a patent on Ram Mandir, Lord Ram is for all,” Ms Bharti told news agency ANI on Monday.A day after two of her party leaders – Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and Ballia lawmaker Surendra Singh – accused the Shiv Sena of “hijacking” BJP’s Ayodhya agenda, Uma Bharti “appealed” to everyone including the Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP), Akali Dal, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi and SP leader Azam Khan to “support the construction of the temple.
Meanwhile An umbrella body of more than a dozen Muslim religious and social organisations, the AIMMM said in its letter that the presence of “unruly mobs” in Ayodhya is a clear pointer to the way things are moving in an unchecked manner in Uttar Pradesh.
The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) on Sunday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking his urgent intervention into the developments in Ayodhya, where the VHP has organised a public meeting to press for construction of a Ram temple.An umbrella body of more than a dozen Muslim religious and social organisations, the AIMMM said in its letter that the presence of “unruly mobs” in Ayodhya is a clear pointer to the way things are moving in an unchecked manner in Uttar Pradesh.
The Vishva Hindu Group (VHP), a right-wing group, has called for the public meeting, ‘Dharam Sabha’, which is being touted as the largest congregation of ‘Ram bhakts’ in Ayodhya since the 1992 ‘kar seva’.The organisers have claimed that more than 3 lakh devotees, including seers, will attend the meeting to be held at Bade Bhakt Mal Ki Baghia, not far from the controversial Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas-run workshop, where work for building a temple has been underway since 1990.