Yogi Thanks PM For Ram Mandir Trust, Owaisi Calls It Poll Gimmick

Speaking in LS, Modi announced the Cabinet’s decision to set up a trust for construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

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Speaking in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, 5 February, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Cabinet’s decision to set up a 15-member trust to oversee the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

The PM’s announcement triggered a series of reactions from across political lines. While Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Home Minister Amit Shah welcomed the move, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi labelled it an “election gimmick” ahead of the Delhi polls.

Yogi Thanks PM Modi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath thanked Prime Minister Modi for setting up trust for the construction of Ram Mandir.

“Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Shetra Trust will be an independent body which will take all decisions for construction of the temple,” he said in a Tweet.

‘Delhi Elections Worrying BJP’: Owaisi

Calling the announcement a poll gimmick, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that Delhi Elections were bothering the BJP.

“Session of Parliament will end on 11 February, the announcement could have come after 8 February. Seems like BJP is worried over Delhi elections,” Owaisi told ANI.

‘15 Members to Be a Part of the Trust’: Amit Shah

There will be 15 trustees in Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, of which one will always be from the Dalit community, Home Minister Amit Shah told ANI.

“For such an unprecedented decision that strengthens social harmony, I thank PM Narendra Modi,” he said.

‘Historic Step By PM Modi’

Hailing the Prime Minister’s move, former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said that the setting up of the Trust is a step towards fulfilling the “resolution” of crores of Indians.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Union Cabinet's approval of formation of a trust to construct a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

"It was mandatory for the government to implement the decision. I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking steps to implement the court's decision," Shiv Sena's Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut tweeted Thackeray as saying.

BJP President JP Nadda said the “dream” of every Indian to have a Ram temple in Ayodhya is going to be realised, according to PTI.

It is a historic day, Nadda said, adding that the harmony and brotherhood witnessed in society over the issue shows how strong India's social fabric is.

The Supreme Court had directed the government to form the trust within three months and the deadline was ending on 9 February.

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