After VHP, RSS puts off temple stir till Lok Sabha polls end

In a drastic decision that will have political impact the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has suspended its agitation seeking construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya. It has announced that the suspension will continue till ending of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Earlier, both VHP and RSS leaders are brining pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to facilitate construction of the temple at an earliest by brining an ordinance. They have also said they would announce an agitational programme from Kumbh Mela, if the government didn’t responded to their demand. RSS chief Mohan Bhagawat and other senior leaders have publicly expressed their impatient towards inaction of Modi’s regime in this regard.

But, Modi asserted that the government will act only the judicial process, presented in the Supreme Court is over. In order to appease them, the government has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court to permit them to hand over undisputed land to Ram Janmasthan Trust.

However, taking complete u-turn, now the VHP is stating that it does not want to be become an election issue. Earlier it has decided to organize conventions for Ram temple in every Lok Sabha constituency and also approach all MPs individually asking them to raise the issue in the Parliament.

VHP’s international joint general secretary Surendra Jain said that the VHP was committed to its cause for building a Ram temple in Ayodhya and would decide the future course of action once the new government is formed.

The announcement comes just days after a holding Dharm Sansad at Prayagraj, on the sidelines of the Kumbh, adopted a resolution saying Hindus will not rest and also not leave others in peace until a grand temple was built at the birthplace of Lord Ram in Ayodhya.

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