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First Ram Temple, Then government formation: Uddhav Thackeray coins new slogan

Uddhav thackeray’s Ayodhya visit is largely seen as an attempt to bring the Ram Temple issue to the table once again before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. 

 

Mumbai| The Ram Temple issue seems to be intensifying more after the recent remarks by Thackeray. “Har Hindu ki yahi pukaar, Pehle Mandir Fir Sarkar,” said Shivsena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday. The new slogan coined by Uddhav Thackeray ahead of his Ayodhya visit calls for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya before the formation of government in 2019.

Before Thackeray’s Ayodhya visit to be undertaken on November 24 and November 25, the senior party members of Shivsena held a meeting to review whether all the preparations are in place. Thackeray later conducted a press conference in which he coined the new slogan saying that every Hindu has only one demand, implying that Hindus in the country want the Ram Temple first then they will decide about the government.

With this slogan, the Shivsena has taken another jibe at its ally in the state and central government-BJP. Uddhav Thackeray’s Ayodhya visit is largely seen as an attempt to bring the Ram Temple issue to the table once again before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

However, this isn’t the first time, the Sena has taken a dig at the saffron party for its failure to keep the promise of construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Earlier, Uddhav Thackeray, in Sena’s Dussehra rally in which the party announces its major plans had expressed disappointment over the handling of Ram Temple issue by the ruling BJP.

On the day of Thackeray’s visit to Ayodhya, the party has asked all its workers across the state to conduct a “Maha Aarati” (Grand Prayer).

Since the Supreme Court verdict deferred the Ayodhya judgment to 2019, the BJP government had come under pressure from several Hindu outfits to bring an ordinance to construct Ram Temple.

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