The date for the construction of the Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya will be discussed on Saturday as members of the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust will meet in the temple town.
Nripendra Mishra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s former principal secretary and also the chairperson of the committee for theconstruction of the temple, will be present at the meeting.
“He will come with a date that has been approved by the Prime Minister,” news agency ANI reported quoting an unnamed source.
Mishra reached Ayodhya on Thursday along with KK Sharma, the trust’s security adviser and the Border Security Forces’ (BSF’s) former director general, and met various members.
Reports have said the construction of the Ram Temple is likely to begin in August after it was stopped amid thecoronavirus pandemic.
The trust’s president Nritya Gopal Das has sent a letter to Prime Minister Modi to invite him to conduct the ‘Bhumi Pujan’ of the Ram Mandir on the occasion of its foundation laying ceremony, his spokesperson Mahant Kamal Nayan Das has said.
Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat will be present on the occasion of the beginning of temple construction.
The construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya has been defining issue for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and was on its election manifesto for more than two decades.
The Ram Janmabhoomi Trust was formed by the central government after the Supreme Court’s directive on November 9 la