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Will launch Ayodhya temple movement again: VHP

AYODHYA, INDIA - AUGUST 25: Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Chief of The Ram Janam Bhoomi Nyas was arrested at Sant Maniram Das Chaoni, as he went out to take part in the chaurasi kos parikrama banned by UP government on August 25, 2013 in Ayodhya, India. He was put under house arrest even though local adminiatration claimed it was 'symbolic' in Maniram Chavni Ayodhya. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's plan to defy the state government's ban on the Chaurasi Kosi Parikrama. The VHP has proposed to take out Chaurasi Kosi Parikrama between August 25 and September 13 to push for Ram temple at the disputed site. UP police detained more than 500 VHP activists as they tried to take out the Chaurasi Kos Yatra, which aims at expediting the movement for construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. (Photo by Ashok Dutta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Ayodhya: Senior VHP leaders today said that the outfit will re-launch the movement for the construction of Ram Temple and request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give priority to the issue.

The president of Ram Janam Bhumi Nyas, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, said “We will again launch the Ram Mandir movement…our movement has always been powerful.”

Das was addressing a gathering at VHP’s local headquarter Karsewak Puram in Ayodhya on the occasion of “Shaurya Diwas” (the day of bravery) to mark the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on 6 December 1992.

VHP has organised an assembly of about 300 activists in Ayodhya to give a call to Hindu masses to be unite for the construction of Ram Mandir, he said.

Das said that Hindu seers will soon be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and request him to include Ram Mandir issue in his agenda as top priority.

Addressing the gathering, another senior VHP leader Mahant Suresh Das said, “We will try to meet the PM over this issue. If we get any positive response from him then we will wait, otherwise a huge temple movement will be launched on mass level.”

Rajendra Singh Pankaj, VHP Central Secretary, said “After RSS chief Bhagwat’s statement over Ram Mandir, it seems that now the responsibility is in powerful hands. We will soon start our movement for the construction of Ram Mandir.