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VHP reiterates demand for law to construct Ram temple

New Delhi, (IANS): The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Saturday reiterated its demand for the enactment of a law to facilitate the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.

VHP Working President Pravin Togadia said he was sure Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP’s new Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will bring in the required legislation to build the temple.

The new Bharatiya Janata Party government was installed in Uttar Pradesh on March 19, after the party won a landslide victory in the assembly elections. It got 312 seats in the 403-member assembly.

The matter of the land title is at present pending in the Supreme Court, where the Allahabad High Court order in the case has been challenged.

“The BJP had passed a resolution on the temple construction in its 1987 meeting in Palampur in Himachal. I believe that Modi ji will fulfil the wishes of those who made efforts for the temple construction by bringing in a law in Parliament. He is a man of his word,” Togadia said.

He said various programmes will be held at 5,000 talukas and blocks across the country from March 28 as part of ‘Ram Navami’ celebrations this year.

The VHP will also hold a religious march in Delhi on April 2, during which people will be administered an oath regarding the Ram temple construction, the VHP leader said.