(UNI) A large number of people gathered at the spacious Ram Lila ground in the capital and hundreds took to the streets in various parts of the city on Sunday to attend the Dharm Sansad – the conclave of Hindu priests and devotees – to press for early actions from the Modi government for the construction of a Ram Temple at Ayodhya.
The Dharm Sansad is being organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and has the backing of Sanghparivar fountainhead.
BJP lawmakers from Delhi – Mahesh Giri and Ramesh Bidhuri – are also attending the meet.
“The gathering today reflects people’s anguish. Hindus had rested faith in the court but now the judiciary seems to say Ayodhya land dispute is not a priority case. It is the same judiciary which has worked past mid night for a convicted terrorist. So Hindu anguish is being reflected in the streets of Delhi,” East Delhi MP Giri said.
Voval lawmaker Bidhuri said: “We are expecting a gathering of five lakh people. Ram Bhakts want a grand Temple for Bhagwan Rama and we want it at the earliest….Why further delay”.
“The rally will pressurise all political parties to pass a Bill for the construction of a Ram temple by Parliament during winter session,” VHP Joint Secretary Surendra Jain said here on Saturday.
VHP spokesman Vinod Bansal said: “It will be a massive gathering which will change the hearts of all those who are not in favour of bringing the Bill for construction of a grand Ram temple”.
The VHP-RSS mega show in the capital comes just days before the winter session of Parliament begins. What is being regarded as the last full-fledged parliament session under Narendra Modi-led dispensation, the proceedings of both the Houses would commence on December 11.
Stating that a huge rally is being organised by VHP at the spacious Ram Lila Ground at around 8 am, Delhi police have announced traffic restrictions and advisory for the citizens.
No clear indications have been given yet on how the ruling party proposes to deal with the much talked about Ram Temple issue at Ayodhya on the floor of both the Houses of Parliament.
BJP chief Amit Shah on Saturday told a function that “a grand Ram temple should be built immediately and without any delay”.
He also accused the Congress of trying to create hurdles in the path of temple construction and said there was no basis when Congress leader Kapil Sibal had petitioned the Supreme Court to postpone the hearing of the Ayodhya title suit till the 2019 polls were over.