A FRESH CONSIGNMENT of 18 blocks of sandstones for carving out structures of the proposed Ram temple reached Ayodhya in three trucks on Wednesday. Four blocks of stones in two trucks had arrived in the temple city a week ago. All these sandstone blocks have been kept at Ramsevakpuram of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas. Ramsevakpuram is barely 500-metre from the VHP workshop, where carving of stones for the temple is going on since 1990.
VHP spokesperson Sharad Sharma said that ‘Ram bhakts’ have sent 2,000 cubic feet stones from Bharatpur in Rajasthan because Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas in June 2015 had appealed to them to donate stones instead of cash. Sharma said that the Commercial Tax department in the previous Samajwadparty regime had stopped allowing Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas to bring sandstones from Rajasthan, citing the “status quo” ordered by the Supreme Court at the disputed site.
New Delhi, Dec 23 : Parliament's winter session ended on Wednesday with both the houses adjourned sine die amid opposition uproar over various issues including the Ram temple construction in Ayodhya and alleged financial irregularities in Delhi's cricket board.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari asked members to "introspect" over the state of affairs in the house. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan hoped the parliamentarians would "take a conscious decision to ensure less disruptions".
New Delhi, Dec 22 : The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has said that there was no indication from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
In a statement on Monday, VHP general secretary Champat Rai said: "VHP is of the view that Ram Mandir at Ayodhya should be built through an act of parliament. VHP has always respected the court and have faith on it."