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Ram’s work will be done, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

By IANS Updated: May 27, 2019 10:48 pm

Jaipur, May 27 (IANS): Days after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) scripted a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said that “Ram ka kaam karna hai, Ram ka kaam ho kar hi rahega (Ram’s work needs to be done and Ram’s work will be done).”

Bhagwat made the comments during his visit to Udaipur on Sunday for a “mandir pran pratishtha” programme in Pratap Gaurav Kendra, where he was accompanied by spiritual leader Morari Bapu.

The programme was first addressed by Morari Bapu. Speaking on the occasion, he said, “Since centuries this country has been chanting the name of lord Ram. Today the country is passing through such circumstances that we need to think of doing Ram’s work too. It makes me happy to see Ram’s name written on the youth’s hands.”

Soon after his address, Bhagwat said, “We should remember the message given by Morari Bapu. Ram’s work needs to be done and Ram’s work will be done. Ram resides in our hearts. We all need to be active and move ahead to fulfil our goals.”

Bhagwat was on a four-day trip to Udaipur since Friday to attend the RSS-run ‘Sangh Shiksha Seva II’ training camp.

Soon after landing in Udaipur airport on Friday, Bhagwat told the media: “Aa gaayi hai sarkar wapas (The government is back).”

Even before the Lok Sabha elections, the RSS had pitched for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodha, and had asked the Narendra Modi-led government to hasten the process of temple construction.

The Ram Temple has been on the BJP manifesto since 2014.

Muslim clergy react sharply to RSS statement on Ram temple

Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s support for a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya has evoked a sharp reaction from the Muslim clergy.

Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali, Imam of Eidgah and a well known Sunni cleric, said: “It is not right to make such statements when the matter is in the Supreme Court. The mediation process is also on under the court supervision.

“Muslims are waiting for a decision and the Hindu leaders should also exercise patience. Such statements will only serve to create controversy and panic.”

Zafaryab Jilani, a member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and also of the All India Babri Masjid Action Committee, one of the petitioners in the Ayodhya case, said: “The RSS chief’s statement is uncalled for at this point of time when the mediation process is on. Muslims have always said they will accept the Supreme Court verdict. So why make such statements? More so, at a time when the Prime Minister has called for instilling confidence.”

Shia cleric Maulana Yasoob Abbas said that since the matter was sub-judice, leaders of both the communities should refrain from making statements.

By IANS Updated: May 27, 2019 10:48:07 pm