New Central govt. only after Ram temple: Uddhav

Published - November 18, 2018 09:32 pm IST

Mumbai: Intensifying the Shiv Sena’s agitation to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya, party chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday gave a new slogan saying the government at the Centre will be formed only after construction of the temple.

Har Hindu ki yahi pukar, pehle mandir fir sarkar (every Hindu has one demand, temple first and then government),” Mr. Thackeray said. He was addressing a press conference at the party headquarters after meeting senior party leaders to take stock of the preparations of his visit to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on November 24 and 25.

The Sena chief who is part of the the State and the Central government has been aggressively campaigning for the Ram temple since the party’s annual Dussehra rally last month. The Sena has left no opportunity to target the BJP over its failure to construct the temple despite having mentioned it in the party's manifesto for the 2014 elections.

Mr. Thackeray also asked the party workers to conduct mahaaarati (grand puja) all over the State and in parts of the country where the Sena has its presence, on the evening of November 24.

Mr. Thackeray will be conducting a puja on November 24 at banks of the river Sharayu. “All sainiks will also perform the puja on the same day and at the same time,” he said.

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