RSS wants temple work to start before UP polls: VHP trust

Work on carving stones to make structures is underway at the workshop of the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas in Ayodhya.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Updated: December 24, 2015 6:01 am
The first batch of stones for the Ram temple, at Ram Sewak Puram in Ayodhya on Monday. (Express Photo by: Vishal Srivastav) The first batch of stones for the Ram temple, at Ram Sewak Puram in Ayodhya on Monday. (Express Photo by: Vishal Srivastav)

Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas member and former BJP MP Ram Vilas Vedanti Wednesday said that collection of stones for the proposed Ram temple will continue and more artisans will be engaged to step up the carving work so that construction can be undertaken before the 2017 assembly polls in UP.

“Required quantity of stones will arrive at the workshop in the next three months… The RSS and the saints’ fraternity are of the view that construction of the Ram temple should begin before the 2017 assembly polls in UP,” Vedanti told The Indian Express.

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“New machines will be installed and more artisans will be engaged soon to speed up the work at the workshop,” Vedanti said. He claimed he recently met BJP MPs in Delhi who told him that they want the Centre to call a joint session of Parliament to pass a bill paving the way for construction of the temple.

Work on carving stones to make structures is underway at the workshop of the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas in Ayodhya. The work is being overseen by VHP secretary general Champat Rai, according to VHP Awadh Prant Sah-Mantri Umesh Pandey.

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