VHP is planning to organize a dharam sansad (congregation of Hindu religious leaders) on December 9 at the Ramlila Grounds in New Delhi
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is all set launch a nationwide movement to revive the Ram Janmabhoomi issue. The ideological parent of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will carry out a mass movement for building Ram temple in next two months, reports Mint.
RSS leaders have said the Ayodhya dispute will play a crucial role in the 2019 general elections.
“While a large section of people continue to demand a resolution of the Ayodhya dispute, there is a section of people who wonder about the need for another movement. People have either forgotten about the Ayodhya dispute or are not aware of it. The RSS is of the view that all efforts should be made to revive the issue,” said a senior RSS leader to the paper.
RSS is not alone in demanding for a revival of the Ram temple issue. Vishwa Hindu Parishan (VHP), an affiliate of the RSS, is planning to organize a dharam sansad (congregation of Hindu religious leaders) on December 9 at Ramlila grounds in New Delhi.
The ‘dharam sansad’ is scheduled two days before the start of the winter session of Parliament. The move is to put pressure on the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government to support construction of a temple in Ayodhya. The winter session is scheduled to begin from December 11 and will continue till January 8.
“The timing of the dharam sansad is important because we expect that the Union government, along with opposition parties, would take steps to ensure construction of temple in Ayodhya. Our slogan is ‘Jo Nahi Hai Ram Ka, Woh Nahi Hamare Kaam Ka’ (Whoever does not believe in Ram, is of no use to us),” said VHP spokesperson Vinod Bansal.
The VHP, last week, had organized dharam sansad programmes at seven places across the country, including Nagpur, Mumbai and Mangalore to revive the Ram Janmabhoomi movement.
VHP claims that the dharam sansad will be its biggest congregation of Hindu religious leaders and devotees of Ram, likely to bring together 300,000 at the Ramlila Grounds in New Delhi.
“We have information that 10,000 buses are coming with devotees of Ram, we are preparing food packets for 3 lakh people. Most of the devotees are coming from areas close to New Delhi,” said Bansal.
The VHP will also organize dharam sansads in every Lok Sabha constituency. This is to seek support of the local MP to help build the Ram temple.“Ram temple is the issue, we will build a nationwide movement for it in the next two months and we are confident that it would play a decisive role in the 2019 general elections. We want it to be a key deciding factor,” said Bansal.