The man who anchored the Ram Janmabhoomi dispute and raked a national interest among the common man, LK Advani has reportedly not been invited to the ground-breaking ceremony of the Ram Temple that is scheduled to take place on the 5th of August.
The ground-breaking ceremony is set to take place on the 5th of August in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to be present at the ceremony, LK Advani has reportedly not received any invitation from any quarters until the 1st of August. The 92-year-old leader is often been regarded as the architect of the Ram temple movement with his Ram rath yatra in the year 1990.
Recently, LK Advani attended his final deposition in the ongoing Babri Masjid demolition case through video conferencing. He is awaiting the verdict of the special CBI court by the 30th of August. Other BJP leaders who deposed with him in regarding the case are Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharati, and others.
Murli Manohar Joshi, like LK Advani, has not received the invitation to attend the ceremony too. Union Home Minister Amit Shah had visited the residence of LK Advani a day before his deposition in front of the court. A source close to Advani says that none of the BJP leaders had mentioned about the August 5th ceremony. As per the source, it was more of a courtesy visit.
Owaisi Criticises PM Visit
Member of Parliament from Hyderabad and the chief of All India Majilis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Asaduddin Owaisi criticized the Prime Minister for visiting the Bhoomi Puja ceremony of Ayodhya Temple.
He also questioned the Prime Minister whether he would be attending in a personal capacity or as the Prime Minister of India. He also warned that the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya would open a Pandora’s box as many would now start reclaiming disputed religious land in Mathura and Kashi. He said,
“The Prime Minister should tell the country if he is attending in an individual capacity or as the Prime Minister. If he is going as the Prime Minister, it violates the cause of secularism, which is the basic structure of the Constitution.”
Source: Times of India