Togadia: With Modi in power, no stir for Ram temple needed

Togadia said the VHP hopes the Narendra Modi government will make way for the temple’s construction by making a law in Parliament.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published:January 16, 2016 5:32 am
Ram temple, VHP, Pravin Togadia, Narendra Modi, Ayodhya, Ram temple VHP, Ram temple Ayodhya, Ram temple togadia, india news Pravin Togadia in Lucknow for a VHP event Friday. Vishal Srivastav

Softening his stand somewhat on the Ram temple issue, presumably under pressure ahead of next year’s Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Vishva Hindu Parishad’s national working president Pravin Togadia Friday said his organisation will not run any movement for construction of the temple in Ayodhya.

Togadia said the VHP hopes the Narendra Modi government will make way for the temple’s construction by making a law in Parliament.

Speculation had begun that the Parivar, along with other saffron outfits, will revive the Ram temple movement after a fresh lot of stones reached Ayodhya last month. They were purportedly meant to carve structures of the temple’s proposed design.

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Addressing VHP workers at Dharma Raksha Nidhi Arpan, an event organised in the state capital to collect donation for organisational activities, Togadia said the Parishad has no role in polls, and the Ram temple is not a political issue. He said that an agitation is launched when an opponent is in the government. But with government of “our brother” (Narendra Modi) at the Centre, there is no need for VHP to start any movement or agitation, he said. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, he added, does not need to worry.

According to Togadia, the Ram temple should be constructed in the same manner as Somnath Temple was built. “The Centre needs to call a joint session of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, like they were convened on the quota issue. If the Centre enacts a law, the VHP will start building the temple in Ayodhya immediately,” Togadia said.

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  1. G
    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:32 am
    Very nice decision by Praveenbhai and his recognition of his Gujju brother NaMobhai. Namobhai is the first Hindu emperor of India after 1200 years of slavery, though some pretenders like Atal Bihar Vajpayee (bhaiyya from UP/Bihar who are good only to work as casual laborer for enterprising and industry owners like Gujjubhais, Marwadibhais and Sindhibhais). For some years Ashok Singhal (also a Bhaiyya from Bihar, bhaiyyas are only fit for casual labor jobs under Gujjubhais, Marwadibhais and Sindhibhais) carried out the pretence of being the leader to make Ram Mandir and falsely take all the credit for doing it. He thought he can fool Gujjubhais Praveenbhai and NaMobhai and deny them the rightful credit. But after he is down and dusted, the road is clear for Gujjubhai NaMobhai to rightfully lead the construction of Ram Temple and Hindus will be proud that they were able to achieve this milestone under NaMobhai from Gujarat who is the avatar of Ram Himself.
    1. A
      Jan 17, 2016 at 7:56 am
      U built temples after destroying Buddhist temples and monasteries ....plz don't forget
      1. G
        Jan 16, 2016 at 1:39 am
        We have monkey temple, rat temple. We need RAM( adult make Sheep) temple. How about tiger temple next. Sorry tigers are banned right!
        1. S
          Jan 16, 2016 at 1:06 am
          BJP preparing for UP election wait for another round of riots
          1. A
            Jan 16, 2016 at 5:54 am
            Neither Togadia or Amit Shah or Modi is interested in the development of India. All of them are the puppets of the RSS. If Mohan Bhagwat orders construct Ram temple, it will be done immediately, irrespective of what SC decides or thinks about it. The ball is in Mohan Bhagwat's court.
            1. B
              Bijan Mohanty
              Jan 16, 2016 at 8:46 am
              Modiji will never construct a temple. But definitely promise to do so before every general election. Show must go on.
              1. Q
                Qaiser Qaiser
                Jan 16, 2016 at 1:42 pm
                Means agitation to just raise temple issue to bring BJP in power
                1. D
                  Dinesh Singh
                  Jan 16, 2016 at 12:52 am
                  We know. UP elections are coming. you and BJP will be talking too much of Ram temple now.
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