Vishwa Hindu Parishad national general secretary Praveen Togadia has said only a Ram temple will be permitted at the 72-acre Ram Janmabhumi at Ayodhya.
Mr. Togadia was addressing a public meeting in Kozhencherry on Saturday evening. The public meeting was held in connection with a VHP State study camp that concluded at Kidangannur, near Aranmula, in the afternoon.
The VHP leader said there was no question of permitting any other place of worship at the Ram Janmabhumi in Ayodhya.
Mr. Togadia said only Hindus could be secular, adding that secularism in India in its present form was a masked one.
“The so-called secular Hindus, communist Hindus, and politician Hindus are the biggest threat facing the Hindu society. Though a secular State, Britain permits only a Protestant to become the King,” the VHP leader said.
He alleged that the “futile attempt made by the State government to take over Sree Padmanabha Temple in Thiruvananthapuram was prompted by the so-called communist Hindus”.
Mr. Togadia said the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi, who tried to destroy the Rama Sethu, had been ousted from power.
Swami Vijayabhaskarananda, head of Vijayananda Ashram at Kidangannur, delivered the benedictory speech.
Hindu Aikyavedi Magadarshaka Mandalam State secretary Bharggava Ram; VHP State president B.R. Balaraman; general secretary Kalady Manikantan; Prof. N.Rajashekharan, RSS leader; and Hindumatha Maha Mandalam general secretary M.P. Sasidharan Nair spoke.