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Will Try Our Best To Come: Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi On Invite For Ayodhya Event

Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi were at the forefront of the Ram mandir movement that went on for decades.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Dec 19, 2023 22:09 IST
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Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Tuesday invited former deputy prime minister LK Advani and Union minister Murli Manohar Joshi for the grand consecration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya next month.

This comes amid the temple trust has requested the two Bharatiya Janata Party stalwarts, not to attend the consecration event on grounds of age and health. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) president Alok Kumar said that both BJP veterans said that they will try their best to attend the January 22 event.

“The pioneers of the Ram Mandir movement, Advani ji and Murli Manohar Joshi ji were invited to attend the consecration ceremony. Both of them said that they will try their best to come,” the VHP quoted president Alok Kumar as saying on X.

Advani (96) and Joshi, who will turn 90 next month, were at the forefront of the Ram Temple movement that eventually culminated in the Supreme Court deciding the decades-old title dispute case in favour of the Hindu side in a landmark ruling by a five-judge Constitution Bench on November 9, 2019.

The court ruled that the disputed land be given to a trust to build the Ram Janmabhoomi temple. The court also ordered that the Muslim side be compensated with five acres of land to build a mosque.

Before this update, speaking to reporters on Monday, Champat Rai, the general secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra, said, “Both are elders in the (Sangh) family and considering their age, they have been requested not to come (to Ayodhya for the consecration event). Both have accepted our request.”

(Source – ANI)

First published on: Dec 19, 2023 10:09 PM IST

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