‘Kursi ka Ladai’ to form union government has not yet started. Just five states of the country are facing assembly election; which are to be promoted as Semi-Final before next year general election.
But the temple politics reached its high tide. First Shiv Sena now Rashtriya Swayang Sevak Sangha (RSS), the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ideological mentor, and its affiliates have drawn an elaborate four-phase plan to press for an ordinance for the construction of at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
Supreme Court will hear the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit in January, 2019. The concerned parties have appealed against the Allahabad High Court’s 2010 judgement of dividing the disputed land into three parts one each for the Sunni Wakf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla—the primary players in the matter.
Amidst the loudest chatter for construction of the Ram Temple in nearly two decades, political leaders have also begun discussing the possibility of an ordinance by the government. To this end, on Sunday (November 25), the VHP will hold its mega Dharm Sabha near Karsevakpuram. The RSS’s plan for further pushing the government for an ordinance on this issue incorporates political ground realities and has been drawn after elaborate interactions with all stakeholders.
The RSS has decided that the Vishwa Hindu parishad (VHP) would steer the four-phase build up. The saints and seers would be at forefront to provide for a politically neutral platform to the movement.
- Starts as early as on November 25 when the VHP will organise small and large public meetings at 153 locations in the country. There will be three big events with lakhs of people participating – in Ayodhya, Nagpur and Bengaluru.
- Will send a memorandum to the members of both the Houses of the Parliament. While the Centre has given no indication that it plans a bill or an ordinance for the construction of a Ram temple, the hint would be that they support the private member bill by the RSS ideologue-turned Rajya Sabha MP RK sinha for the temple.
- Phase IIIwill be huge on ‘optics’ affair. The RSS and the VHP plan a massive public meeting on December 9 at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi. For this meet, the VHP and its affiliates will mobilise participants for 20 odd districts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The meeting will be held two days before the winter session of the Parliament.
- Phase IV will start from December 18 and would go on till the 27th. The VHP will organise prayers and ‘hawan’ all over the country demanding a law for the Ram temple.