Aaditya to visit Ram temple in Ayodhya in May, says Raut
As MNS leader Raj Thackeray ups the ante over the use of loudspeakers outside mosques, the recitation of Hanuman Chalisa and amid talk of his visit to Ayodhya, Shiv Sena announced on Saturday that Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray will visit the Ram Temple in Ayodhya in May.
Sena MP Sanjay Raut, without naming the MNS, told Nashik that his party did not need to learn Hindutva from people who praised him.
Speaking to the media, Raut added that the Nashik unit of the Shiv Sena was supposed to tour Ayodhya in view of the upcoming Nashik civic polls, but as the elections have been postponed, the dates for the visit have been reworked. .
“On Friday we reviewed the tour…but the scale of the tour increased so much that we decided to undertake the tour under the guidance of Aaditya Thackeray. I told him about it and he immediately agreed Aaditya said he would visit the banks of the Sarayu River,” Raut said.
He added that Aaditya’s visit to Ayodhya is a national event, likely to be held in the first or second week of May. “Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had previously asked Sena leaders to see what accommodation arrangements can be made in Uttar Pradesh for pilgrims traveling to Ayodhya from Maharashtra.”
On Raj Thackeray’s possible visit to Ayodhya, Raut said: “…some people have reached Pune and others outside Matoshree, Thackeray’s residence… We don’t need to learn Hindutva of those people who have rented it. Some tried dirty politics by raking in Hanuman Chalisa and speaker issues before the Kolhapur polls but none of that worked in the poll. So the kind of politics the BJP is trying to play through AIMIM’s Owaisi-type neo-Hinduism will not work. This is evident from the survey results.
Jayshree Jadhav of Congress emerged victorious in the North Kolhapur Assembly indirect vote on Saturday by beating the BJP candidate by a margin of over 19,000 votes.
The Sena MP further said that anyone can go to Ayodhya but they should go with a clean and clear mind and heart. “We are not going to Ayodhya only now, we have been going there since the dome of the Babri mosque was knocked down and the inauguration ceremony of the Ram temple took place. Ayodhya is not new and we are no strangers to it.