PM Narendra Modi invited to lay Ram Temple foundation stone in Ayodhya
Ayodhya : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited by the Ram Temple Trust, formed by Supreme Court to look after the construction of temple for Lord Ram in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya, to lay the foundation stone in first week of August.
On Saturday, the trust held a formal meeting to discuss on date on which the construction of temple can be started. The construction start date of Ram Temple has already been delayed by months due to coronavirus pandemic.
PM Modi had announced the formation of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust on February 5.
"We have suggested two auspicious dates -- August 3 and 5 -- for the prime minister's visit based on calculations of movements of stars and planets," Mahant Kamal Nayan Das, the spokesperson of Trust's president Nritya Gopal Das, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
In November 2019, the Supreme Court has passed its landmark verdict on the disputed land case, ordering Ram Temple to be build on the same location and Muslims to be given a five-acre "suitable" plot elsewhere in the district.
The landmark verdict in the case -- which had a religious and political flashpoint over the country for decades -- was passed by the five-judge constitution bench unanimously amid appeals for peace by political and religious leaders and heightened security across the country.