Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray arrives in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya Saturday for a two-day visit. He will take part in rituals near the Saryu river where he will address sainiks and others. He will visit the site of Ram temple in Ayodhya on Sunday. Uddhav is unlikely to hold a rally in the city.
His visit comes amid a clamour among Hindu outfits to bring an Ordinance to build the Ram Temple. The Sena is part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) but has had strained ties with ally BJP. It has demanded that the Centre promulgate an Ordinance and declare a date for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad will organise a Dharma Sabha, or a grand rally, calling for the temple’s construction. Around 1 lakh people are expected to participate in the event. The local administration has imposed Section 144 in Ayodhya, restricting the assembly of more than four people, as a precautionary measure.