As thousands of people from different parts of the country congregated in the national capital to participate in the ‘Dharam Sansand’ or, religious parliament on Sunday, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak
Sangh (RSS) called for “one last push”, saying the time has come for those in the power to respect their resolution of building Ram Temple in Ayodhaya.
The call, made as an oblique reference to the BJP, seemed an attempt to encourage and push the Narendra Modi government ahead of the Winter Session of the Parliament to bring a
legislation for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Addressing the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)’s Dharma Sabha in Ramlila Maidan, senior RSS functionary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi reminded the BJP of its Palampur resolution on Ram temple.
The RSS said “those in power” should respect public sentiment and take positive steps.
“They had passed a resolution that ‘Ram Mandir Wahin Banayenge’. Now the time has come to respect that resolution. Without any hesitation, they should move ahead towards fulfilling their
commitment,” Joshi said in the presence of thousands of Lord Ram devotees, saints and religious gurus.
Earlier in the day, a large number of VHP supporters and Lord Rama devotees started arriving in Delhi in different groups. From private buses to small vehicles, the supporters could be seen emerging on roads for a long walk to the venue — Ramlila Maidan — as early as 5.00 am!
Despite bone-chilling wintry morning, the devotees looked determined to participate in the demonstration of unity. Most of them were carrying saffron flags to express their support to the cause being pushed by the VHP, an RSS affiliated religious group.