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EC says its nod not required for govt to announce Ram temple trust

The response from the polling body came when it was asked if the government required a clearance from the panel to announce the trust as the model code of conduct was in place in the national capital ahead of polls on February 8.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 5, 2020 7:24:41 pm
delhi assembly polls, election commission of india, ashok lavasa, delhi polls, okhla seat, delhi news, indian express “Government does not have to approach the Commission for permission to announce Ram temple trust,” the polling authority said when it was asked if the government required a clearance from the panel. (File)

The Election Commission (EC) Wednesday said its nod was “not required” for the government to announce the formation of a trust to construct a Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

The response from the polling body came when it was asked if the government required a clearance from the panel to announce the trust as the model code of conduct was in place in the national capital ahead of polls on February 8.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in the Lok Sabha that the Cabinet had approved the formation of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra trust. He also urged all members of the House to support the construction of the temple.

Sporting a saffron muffler, PM Modi also said, “after the Supreme Court verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue came out, the people of India displayed remarkable faith in the democratic processes and procedures. I salute the 130 crore people of India.” He also said that the government was moving forward with ‘sabka saath sabka vikas‘ policy so that everyone was happy.

The Uttar Pradesh government also allotted a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for the construction of a new mosque in Ayodhya.

(with PTI inputs)

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