Video: Agenda Ram Mandir: 3000 saints-seers gather in Delhi's Talkatora Stadium to discuss and chalk a plan
The meeting of 3000 saints and seers is underway in Delhi's Talkatora Stadium. Predictably, discussions on Ram Temple is the main agenda of this conclave
New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Nov 3: The meeting of saints and seers is underway in Delhi's Talkatora Stadium. Predictably, discussions on Ram Temple is the main agenda of this conclave. More than 3000 saints are holding a meeting for two consecutive days in national capital’s Talkatora stadium. It will be for two days; Saturday and Sunday. The meeting is named ‘dharmadesh’ and in all likelihood will give a call on building Ram Mandir.Famous seer Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is also expected to be present in the meeting. Earlier also Sri Sri was seen taking initiatives also.Ahead of Kumbh in Prayagraj, this is being called the biggest gathering of saints.As per Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti General secretary Swami Jitendra Saraswati, “The Supreme Court upset the saints after this no one can predict what decision they take; but one is for sure, some big decision will for sure be taken.”“Saints from all 125 communities of Hindu religion are taking part in this meeting. This is the first time all the 125 communities of Hindu religion are meeting together after the 1990 movement. All saints who are affiliated with VHP have already declared that they would protest at the parliament over the Ram Mandir issue. RSS General Secretary has already cleared that court has hurt the sentiments of crores if Hindus; This will give strength to the saints who are initiating a new movement in the favour of Ram Mandir,” he said.RSS thinker and General Secretary Bhaiyaji Joshi said that the meeting will take place in three sessions.Speaking on the meeting Bhaiyaji Joshi said, “The meeting of the saints has been named as dharmadesh, which means obeying the religion.”“The two-day long meeting will have three sessions. The first session will be of paying homage, where the karsevaks who died due to gunshots during ram mandir protest in Ayodhya will be remembered. Besides this, the cow vigilantes who died in front of the parliament in 1996 will also be paid tribute. “In the second session, the missionaries who have been following different ways for conversion will put forth their points and proposal will be kept against Ponga babas in this session,” he further added.“Third session will take place on November 4, where big saints like Sri Sri will give their view point on Sabrimala and Ram Mandir issue. The same will be done keeping in mind the emotions of the saints,” he informed.Ram Mandir is a hot topic keeping in mind forthcoming elections:Ram Mandir issue is gaining momentum with each passing day and the topic is selling like a hot cake as the elections, both Assembly, as well as General elections, approach.Building further pressure on the government, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday hinted at a fresh "mass agitation" akin to 1992 for constructing a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh." Ram Mandir will be built soon and we are confident about it. We have already waited too long for it and cannot wait indefinitely, "said RSS General Secretary (Sarakaryavyah) Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi further adding a veiled threat, If necessary, we shall launch a 'jan andolan' (mass agitation)."Will Ram mandir topic translate into votes:It is difficult to say anything with precision. It may back also.It was expected that the Ram Mandir will be one of the important discussions in the conclave after the Supreme Court deferred the hearing on Ramjanmbhoomi land dispute to January 2019. The Ram Mandir enthusiasts were awaiting eagerly that the hearing on the dispute takes off soon while the political parties wanted the same for their own ulterior motives.What was discussed between Amit Shah and Mohan Bhagwat?The meeting between Shah and Bhagwat yesterday assumes enormous significance after the Supreme Court deferred the hearing on Ram Janmabhoomi to January 2019. This is after the conclusion of the assembly elections in five states. Assembly elections in these states are considered a precursor to the General Elections. The ruling led to the RSS and its affiliates to demand legislation or failing that an ordinance, that would enable them to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya at the spot where the Babri mosque was pulled down in 1992.