Uddhav Thackeray to attend Bhumi Pujan of Ram temple in Ayodhya: Shiv Sena
Mumbai : Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will be going to Ayodhya to attend the 'Bhumi Pujan' ceremony of Ram Temple on August 5, said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. The official invite is yet to be sent to the CM.
Speaking about the Bhumi Pujan ceremony of Ram Temple, Sanjay Raut claimed that it was due to Shiv Sena's efforts the path for Ram Temple got cleared.
Raut said that he (Thackeray) had visited the temple city twice, even before taking oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. “It was due to the blessings of Lord Ram and the seers of Ayodhya that Uddhav became the CM”, News 18 quoted the Rajya Sabha MP as saying.
Speaking more about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attendance in the event, Shiv Sena MP said it gives a clear message of Hindutva. “It is a matter of immense joy for us as we had always wanted the Prime Minister to do the ground breaking ceremony”.
Meanwhile, Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth KshetraTrust president Nritya Gopal Das had said the “bhoomi pujan” will be performed with the placing of a 40-kg silver brick at the sanctum sanctorum. Three-day-long Vedic rituals, beginning August 3, will precede the main ceremony.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath is also likely to attend the event.