In Lok Sabha, Narendra Modi announces Ram Temple Trust in Ayodhya: Amit Shah congratulates PM for 'unprecedented decision'; Adityanath, Shiv Sena react
Narendra Modi announced the constitution of 'Shri Ram Janambhoomi Tirath Kshetra', which would oversee the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, nearly three months after the Supreme Court ruling in the decades-old case.
Narendra Modi announced the constitution of 'Shri Ram Janambhoomi Tirath Kshetra', which would oversee the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, nearly three months after the Supreme Court ruling in the decades-old case
'We have readied a scheme for the development of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. A trust has been formed, it is called 'Shri Ram Janambhoomi Tirath Kshetra',' the Prime Minister said in the Lok Sabha
A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court had in November ruled unanimously in favour of Ram Lalla
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the formation of the 'Shri Ram Janambhoomi Tirath Kshetra' in Lok Sabha on Wednesday, which will oversee the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, nearly three months after the Supreme Court ruling in the decades-old case.
Making a statement in the Lower House soon after the meeting of the Union Cabinet, Modi said, "We have readied a scheme for the development of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. A trust has been formed, it is called 'Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teertha Kshetra."
Since Parliament is in session, the government decided to inform the House on the important decision taken by the Cabinet. The prime minister said that after the verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue came out, the people of India displayed remarkable faith in democratic processes and procedures. "I salute the 130 crore people of India," he said.
Seeking to emphasise the importance of the announcement, Modi repeated twice "Aayee Aayee" (Come come) before urging all members to support in one voice the construction of the Ram Temple, amid "Jai Shri Ram" slogans from treasury benches. The Supreme Court earlier had directed the government to form the trust within three months with 9 February as the deadline.
Modi said in India, be it Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis or Jains, everyone is a part of one "broad family". "Development must take place for every member of the family. Our government is moving forward with the mantra of 'sabka sath sabka vikas' so that everyone is happy," he said.
It has also been decided to transfer 67.703-acre land to the trust, he said, adding the Uttar Pradesh government has agreed to give five acres of land to the UP Sunni Wakf Board as directed by the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya matter. According to NDTV, sources claim no political party are to be a part of the temple trust.
India Today reports claim that the Uttar Pradesh government had recently identified five possible locations for the mosque, to which Modi said that the Centre had approved one of these plots. UP government spokesperson Shrikant Sharma said the land is in Dhannipur village in Ayodhya on the Lucknow highway, about 18 kilometres from the district headquarters.
Following Modi's announcement in the Lok Sabha, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Twitter that there will be 15 trustees in Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, out of which one trustee will "always be from the Dalit society."
श्री राम जन्मभूमि तीर्थ क्षेत्र ट्रस्ट में 15 ट्रस्टी होंगे जिसमें से एक ट्रस्टी हमेशा दलित समाज से रहेगा। सामाजिक सौहार्द को मजबूत करने वाले ऐसे अभूतपूर्व निर्णय के लिए मैं प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी को अनेक अनेक बधाई देता हूँ।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) February 5, 2020
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath thanked him for the same. In a tweet, Adityanath said, "The 'Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra' Trust will be completely independent and capable of making all decisions related to temple construction."
मा. PM श्री @narendramodi जी को प्रभु श्री राम के जन्मस्थान पर एक भव्य मंदिर बनाने के लिए एक स्वायत्त ट्रस्ट का गठन करने के लिये कोटिशः धन्यवाद।
'श्रीराम जन्मभूमि तीर्थ क्षेत्र' ट्रस्ट पूरी तरह स्वतंत्र एवं मंदिर निर्माण से संबंधित सभी निर्णय लेने में सक्षम होगा।
जय श्री राम!
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) February 5, 2020
Sunil Deodhar, BJP National Secretary, state in-charge of Tripura, Andhra Pradesh welcomed the announced on Twitter saying "Day by day, India is inching towards having a Grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya".
Great start of the day with listening to the announcement of RamJanmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra’s establishment by @narendramodi ji’s govt. Day by day, India is inching towards having a Grand #RamMandir in #Ayodhya.
जय श्री राम pic.twitter.com/kcm8K0i1AR
— Sunil Deodhar (@Sunil_Deodhar) February 5, 2020
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut congratulated the prime minister on setting up a trust for Ram Temple construction.
अयोध्येत भव्य राम मंदिर उभारणी करणयाचा ऐतिहासिक निर्णय देशाच्या सर्वोच्च न्यायालयाने दिला. त्या निर्णयाची अंमलबजावणी करणे हे सरकारचे कर्तव्यच होते. पंतप्रधान मोदी यांनी न्यायालय निर्णयाची अंमलबजावणी करणयाचे कतॆवय पार पाडलया बद्दल अभिनंदनःमा.ऊधदव ठाकरे.
— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) February 5, 2020
MNS chief Raj Thackeray also congratulated Modi over the move.
केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडळाच्या बैठकीत आज 'श्रीराम जन्मभूमी तीर्थक्षेत्र' ह्या ट्रस्टच्या स्थापनेला मंजुरी दिली गेली.
ह्या निर्णयामुळे अयोध्येतील राम मंदिराच्या उभारणीला आता वेग येईल अशी अपेक्षा. ह्या निर्णयासाठी संपूर्ण मंत्रिमंडळाचे मनापासून अभिनंदन. #Ayodhya
— Raj Thackeray (@RajThackeray) February 5, 2020
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi hit out at Narendra Modi for the timing of the announcement. "The Parliament session will end on 11 February. The announcement (by Modi) could have come after 8 February. Seems like the BJP is worried over Delhi elections." he told ANI.
Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM on Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces constitution of Ram Temple trust: Session of Parliament will end on 11th February, the announcement could have come after 8th February. Seems like BJP is worried over #DelhiElections pic.twitter.com/uTZpumtHQ2
— ANI (@ANI) February 5, 2020
Meanwhile, BJP leaders and party members congratulated the prime minister, hailing the announcement.
देश के लोकप्रिय माननीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी को करोड़ों भारतवासियों के सपना पूर्ण करने के लिए हार्दिक बधाई और धन्यवाद।#Ayodhya #RamMandir @AmitShah @JPNadda @blsanthosh @BJP4India @BJPLive @BJP4Jharkhand pic.twitter.com/mco2I31RfT
— Raghubar Das (@dasraghubar) February 5, 2020
करोड़ों भारतवासियों के हृदय का संकल्प पूरा हो रहा है। #Ayodhya में भगवान श्री #RamMandir के भव्य और दिव्य मंदिर के निर्माण का रास्ता साफ हो गया है। जिन्होंने बलिदान दिया,उन रामभक्तों को याद और प्रणाम करता हूं; यह दिन उन करोड़ों लोगों की आस्था का विजय दिवस है। सबको बधाई, अभिनंदन!
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) February 5, 2020
श्रीराम जन्मभूमि तीर्थ क्षेत्र के निर्माण की प्रधानमन्त्री श्री @narendramodi जी की ऐतिहासिक घोषणा के बाद आज देश में एक नए युग का सूत्रपात हुआ है. उनके इस कदम से भारत की ऐतिहासिक और सांस्कृतिक पहचान को और मजबूती मिलेगी. #JaiShriRam #Ayodhya
— Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal (@sanjayjaiswalMP) February 5, 2020
‘‘श्रीराम हमारे भगवान हैं और भारत की पहचान है’’
सर्वोच्च न्यायालय द्वारा लिए गए निर्णय का पालन करते हुए प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी ने लोकसभा सदन में आज राम मंदिर ट्रस्ट के गठन करने की ऐतिहासिक घोषणा की है जिसका नाम ‘‘श्रीराम जन्मभूमि तीर्थ क्षेत्र ट्रस्ट’’ होगा।#Ayodhya pic.twitter.com/32oNnqwD9J
— Jairam Thakur (@jairamthakurbjp) February 5, 2020
With inputs from PTI
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