Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has arrived at Faizabad Airport in Uttar Pradesh along with his son Aditya for the Ashirwaad Sammelan in Ayodhya. The party chief will perform rituals as part of a campaign to raise the pitch for the construction of the Ram temple.
Earlier in the day, Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party chief and cabinet minister Om Prakash Rajbhar said that Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will be responsible for any untoward incident in Ayodhya during Shiv Sena’s show of strength as despite the imposition of Section 144, the administration has allowed thousands of supporters to gather in the temple town.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray leaves for Lakshman Kila. He is on a two-day visit to Ayodhya. Shiv Sena will hold an event in the city tomorrow over the issue of #RamTemple. pic.twitter.com/jZkRx1WKdL
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He had also said that the Army should be deployed in Ayodhya to control the situation. Om Prakash Rajbhar, President of the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP), broke ranks with ally the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Expressing concern over the congregation of Shiv Sainiks, VHP cadres and RSS workers in the temple town for the ‘Dharam Sabha’ slated for Sunday and the arrival of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, the Minister said that he endorsed the views of the Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav who demanded that the Supreme Court should issue an order for Army deployment in Ayodhya.
“I welcome the statement of Akhilesh Yadav and support his call for deployment of the Army,” Rajbhar said.