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‘Shilanyas’: Sena plan for Ayodhya

DNMUM423911 | 10/11/2018 | Author : Dhaval Kulkarni | WC :533 | Mumbai



The Shiv Sena is planning to use party president Uddhav Thackeray's visit to Ayodhya to up the ante on the construction of the Ram Temple and appropriate the BJP's hardline Hindutva agenda for a political opening outside Maharashtra. Sena sources said Uddhav could visit Ayodhya around Diwali and conduct a symbolic shilanyas (foundation stone-laying) of the Ram Temple.
Last week, Janmejay Sharanji Maharaj, chief of Ayodhya's Sri Ram Mandir Nyas, met Uddhav and invited him to visit Ayodhya. Uddhav will announce the date of his tour in the party's Dusshera rally.
Sena sources said Uddhav may meet seers of the Nirmohi Akhada, a Vaishnavite sect, which is one of the main litigants in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masji
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