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Updated: December 15, 2012 08:45 IST

PV wanted Ram temple at Ayodhya: P.V.R.K. Prasad

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P.V. Narasimha Rao
P.V. Narasimha Rao

Former Prime Minister had prepared a plan: P.V.R.K. Prasad

Former Prime Minister, the late P.V.Narasimha Rao, wanted the construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya through an ‘apolitical’ trust and prepared an ‘unshakeable’ master plan. He believed this could be done by the trust that could enjoy ‘acceptability’ from all corners of the Hindu religion because it was headed by Sringeri seer Sri Bharati Theertha Swamy as chairman.

Narasimha Rao also saw to it that seers of all other important Hindu Mutts and heads of ‘Gaddis’ in Ayodhya were roped into the trust.

This was stated by the former Media Advisor and Additional Secretary to Prime Minister, P.V.R.K. Prasad, after Sri Bharathi Theertha Swamy released a book written by him and titled ‘Wheels Behind the Veil (CMs, PMs and beyond)’. The Telugu version was published last year. The details of the plan conceived by Narasimha Rao were revealed by Mr. Prasad at ‘Guruvandanam’, a crowded reception held in honour of Sringeri Seer at the Lalitha Kala Thoranam here on Friday.

The former IAS officer said the seer had agreed to head the trust after much persuasion, around the same time that he observed his ‘Chathurmasa Deeksha’ (four-month-long worship) in New Delhi. The book, published by Emesco, contains the experiences of Mr. Prasad who served eight Chief Ministers and a Prime Minister in various capacities.

It has many ‘startling revelations and inside stories’ about squabbles in the Prime Minister’s Office, lobbying in New Delhi by the Bachchans and Ambanis, party funds and Congress leaders’ plot to topple Rao’s government, former Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao’s unpredictable actions and so on.

Ayodhya and Ram temple are intertwined and there is no absurdity in thinking by Mr.Rao.

from:  Vyas K Susarla
Posted on: Dec 16, 2012 at 22:34 IST

Reading the other two comments pains me, P.V Narsimha Rao was not
allowed to be cremated in New Delhi. All the Prime Ministers get that honor. Sonia Gandhi played politics even after his death. This man who
authored the book, can write up anything with his imagination as his
limit as P.V. Narsimha Rao is not alive and cannot defend. I am a
secular person, but please believe me when I tell that there is strong
anti-brahmin sentiment in Andhra Pradesh - helped by decades of portrayal of brahmins as vicious people in the movies. I experienced
all the while growing up in Andhra Pradesh.

from:  Venkata Sreekanth Bhagavatula
Posted on: Dec 15, 2012 at 21:35 IST

I had opportunity to see some of the file notings of Sri PV garu when he
was HRD Minster and subsequently the Prime Minister. He never attempted
anything without understanding the whole issue. He had a very good
grasping power and rich in experience. Now, the judgement by Allahabad
High Court/Session Court decreed that the temple and Mosque can co
exist. So what was wrong that decision by the then PM. Probably it
could not have been a cause and resulted in movement for some other
elements/ trouble makers.

from:  D Chavali
Posted on: Dec 15, 2012 at 19:31 IST

Being a Prime Minister of that time Narasimha Rao had acted very irresponsibly and brought disgrace to the Indian secularism and worked for the Hindu Extremist groups and tarnished the image of secular India and the Congress party. He hurt the religious sentiments of the Muslims worldwide, he was a hardliner and hypocrite. The world has witnessed that his end was too bad.

from:  Sultan
Posted on: Dec 15, 2012 at 17:04 IST

Good to know about this news and Sri P.V.R.K. Prasad sir is living God to many of us(ex.colleagues of HRD wing of AP govt) and god's grace got an opportunity to work with Mr. Prasad closely almost 4-5 years. Thanks, Sreenivas Kumar(NJ).

from:  kumar
Posted on: Dec 15, 2012 at 14:54 IST
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