Uddhav Thackeray to visit Ayodhya with Shiv Sena's 18 Lok Sabha MPs before start of Monsoon Session

Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray would be visiting Ayodhya with all the 18 Lok Sabha MPs of the party before the beginning of the monsoon session of Parliament, sources said Wednesday.

Thackeray had visited Ayodhya in November 2018 and demanded that Ram temple be constructed at the disputed site before the Lok Sabha election.

The ties between the Sena and its ally BJP were under strain then. The Sena later once again stitched up an alliance with the BJP for the Lok Sabha polls, but maintained that Ram temple was an important issue for it.

When contacted, Harshal Pradhan, a close aide of Uddhav Thackeray and media in-charge of the Sena, said, "It is true that Thackeray has decided to visit Ayodhya. The plan is to visit before the Parliament session starts on 17 June.

"There will be an announcement about the visit soon. Uddhav will elaborate on the visit and the party's stand," he said.

Updated Date: Jun 05, 2019 21:06:35 IST