Shiv Sena chief, party MPs to visit Ayodhya to offer prayers to Lord Ram

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Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will visit Ayodhya on June 16 to offer prayers to Lord Ram. He will be accompanied by 18 newly-elected MPs of his party.

According to reports, this will be Thackeray’s second visit to the temple town in Uttar Pradesh. He had visited the temple town seven months ago. This will be the first after the declaration of the Lok Sabha poll results.

Rajya Sabha MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut tweeted on Friday: “Uddhav Thackeray will visit Ayodhya on June 16.”

The BJP ally had earlier announced that Thackeray and the new MPs will visit Ayodhya before the start of the Parliament session to make a fresh pitch for construction of Ram temple at the disputed site in the holy city.

A statement issued by the party had said Thackeray will offer prayers to “Ram Lalla” on June 16 ahead of the beginning of the Parliament session.

It may be recalled that the Sena supremo had visited Ayodhya in November last year. He has already reiterated his party’s stand on the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

The two saffron parties renewed their alliance after the assembly election results in Rajasthan, Chhatisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. In these states, the grand old party Congress had ousted BJP from power in December.

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