On the eve of the first anniversary of the Modi government, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) pushed the matter of construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya, asking the BJP to fulfil its promises made in the Lok Sabha election manifesto.
This is also a rebuttal for the Dwaraka Shankaracharya for his recent statement that RSS, VHP and BJP must not enter into the issue of Ram Temple further.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) asked the government to "clear all hurdles" in the path of the construction of the temple at the undisputed site of lord Rama's birth place in Ayodhya.
A delegation of saints would be formed to take up the matter with the government so that the impediments are removed, a resolution was also passed at the two-day (25-26 May) meeting of VHP's 'Kendriya Margdarshak Mandal' at Prachin Shriram Mandir, Rishikesh Road, Bhutpatwala, Haridwar, to that effect.
This meeting of prominent saints in Hardwar includes Swami Vishokananda, Swami Avadeshananda Giri, Swami Vishnu Puru, Swami Satyamitrananda, Swami Paramananda and Swami Harichetnananda.
A VHP spokesperson said its international working president Pravin Togadia and president Raghava Reddy are present at the meeting which has given a push to the Hindutva agenda by reiterating its exclusive claim over two other holy sites in Mathura and Varanasi.
In this meeting Swami Satyamitrananda described RSS and VHP as the saviour of Hindu Society in India and abroad.
"The Kendriya Margdarshak Mandal has resolved that a delegation of saints would establish contact with the Union government and hold talks with it to clear hurdles in the way of Ram temple construction," a VHP statement said.