Saints convention to decide future of Ram temple issue: Togadia

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New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) General Secretary Pravin Togadia said here on Tuesday that a meeting of Hindu saints during Poorna Kumbha in Haridwar will decide on the future course of Ramjanmbhoomi movement.

Addressing the media along with Acharya Giriraj Kishore on the backdrop of tabling of the Justice Liberhan Commission report here, Togadia said: "The VHP has requested all Hindu saints who wish to associate themselves with the Ramjanmbhoomi Movement to come to Haridwar during Poorna Kumbha Mela and they will decide movement's future course of action."

"The meeting will be held on March 10, 2010," he added.

"In the run up to this convention, the VHP has decided to add more youth to its cadre, and subsequently the Bajarang Dal rallies will be organised at various parts of the country," Togadia said.

"The first of such rally will be held at Patna on December 5," he added.

Togadia also maintained that all mobilisations would be held democratically.

Commenting of indictment of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in the Liberhan report, Togadia said: "If you drag the name of an innocent, then people will be angry."

Without taking Vajpayee's name, he said: "How can you name some one who was no where near the spot of incident."

In the contrary, Achrya Kishore alleged that Vajapayee stood out to maintain his liberal face.

"Vajpayee opposed the movement many times fearing spreading of nation wide riots, I think he was also afraid of six years ban from contesting elections," he said

"I believe that he came under the influence of Congress party during that time and wanted to maintain his liberal face," Kishore added.

In the justice Liberhan Commission report, which was tabled before the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Vajpayee along with Keader of Opposition L. K Advani head a list of 68 leaders of the Sangh Parivaar and bureaucrats who are held culpable for leading the country to the brink of communal discord over the Ayodhya issue.

Togadia reiterated VHP's commitment to the movement, and said no power, person or commission can stop the construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya.

"Reports like Liberhan and others come and go, leaders may and go, government may come and go, but Hindu culture of protecting heritage and worship places has been going on for ages," he said.

"Therefore irrespective of political parties, governments the VHP will remain committed for the construction of the temple," Togadia added.

He also said the title suite case of the Ramjanmabhoomi Movement before the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court has entered the arguments stage and his organisation is expecting a logical conclusion to the entire issue through this case. By Shreeraj Gudi (ANI)

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