Uddhav to visit Ayodhya after Dussehra, says Sanjay Raut
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Uddhav to visit Ayodhya after Dussehra, says Sanjay Raut

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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will visit Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh after Dussehra said senior party leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday. Raut also criticised senior ally BJP over the Ram temple issue.

Speaking on the issue, Raut said that the chief of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas came and met Thackeray, adding "he was of the belief that its only Shiv Sena's effort and nothing else which can help build the Ram Temple".

Thackeray will announce the date of his visit during the party's annual Dussehra rally to be held in Mumbai on October 19, the Rajya Sabha MP told PTI.

"The Sena has always championed the cause of Ram temple in Ayodhya. The BJP, despite being in power for four years, has not yet fulfilled its commitment of building a grand Ram temple there," he said.

Thackeray met Ram Janmabhoomi trust chief Janmejay Sharanji Maharaj at the party's headquarters Sena Bhawan here Wednesday evening, party sources said.

Sharanji Maharaj invited Thackeray to visit Ayodhya and told him that the trust needed the Sena's assistance in the construction of Ram temple, they said.

Senior Sena leader Arvind Sawant pointed out that before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the ruling NDA had given three assurances to people -- to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution, construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya and to solve the Kashmir issue.

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