Will visit Ayodhya on November 25, question prime minister over delay in temple construction: Uddhav Thackeray

WION Web Team Maharashtra, India Oct 18, 2018, 10.21 PM(IST)

Uddhav Thackeray. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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He also assured the people that Hindutva can never die until they were alive. 'We warn everyone who thinks that Hindutva has died. We are still alive', he added. 

 

 

 

 

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday expressed his disappointment over the delay in the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Addressing party workers' in Mumbai Thackeray said, "We are saddened that Ram Mandir has not been constructed yet".

He also assured the people that Hindutva can never die until they were alive.

"We warn everyone who thinks that Hindutva has died. We are still alive", he added. 

Thackeray also said that he would visit Ayodhya on November 25 and question Modi over the delay in the construction of the temple.

"I will go to Ayodhya on November 25. I will ask questions to the prime minister (over alleged delay in constructing the temple)...We are not enemies of the prime minister, but we don't want to play with the emotions of the people," he said. 

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He also sought answers from PM Modi over his failure to visit Ayodhya in the past four and half years, after becoming the prime minister.

Thackeray asked the ruling BJP to declare its promise to construct the Ram temple as a "jumla" (gimmick) if it is not going to implement the same.

He also hit out at the BJP-led government over several issues, including price rise, alleged delay in implementing the promise of abrogating Article 370 and for not acting tough against Pakistan.

Speaking on the recent #MeToo movement in the country, Thackeray said, "Our party stands with all the women who spoke out against sexual harassment and abuse".

In the party convention held earlier this year, the Sena, a constituent of the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra and the oldest member of the NDA, had declared to go solo in future polls.

(With inputs from agencies)