Former Maharashtra CM: Uddhav Thackeray’s Ayodhya visit politically motivated

Former Maharashtra chief minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan on Saturday criticised Shiv Sena for not being serious about Ayodhya temple matter and added that the name of the temple is being taken as the 2019 general elections are inching closer, reported news agency ANI.

Reacting on Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray`s upcoming visit to Ayodhya, Chavan told on Saturday, “Uddhav Thackeray Uddhav Thackeray is giving new statements every other day. Shiv Sena has never been serious on Ayodhya matter. Ayodhya name is being taken again and again because elections are approaching, he said

“Upset with the delay in the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Thackeray, on October 18, announced that he would visit the city on November 25.

“We warn everyone who thinks that Hindutva has died. We are still alive. We are saddened that Ram Temple has not been constructed yet. I will visit Ayodhya on November 25,” Thackeray had said.

On senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut`s recent remark that the Supreme Court cannot solve the Ram Temple issue because it is a matter of faith, Chavan said ”Our country functions on the basis of the Constitution. Whatever decision will be taken by courts will be followed by the entire nation.