VHP rally Delhi highlights: No one can stop Dharma Sabha, says BJP

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New Delhi | Updated:Dec 09, 2018 8:51:06 pm

VHP rally Delhi highlights: The BJP on Sunday announced that no one can stop the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) from holding Dharma Sabha to press for an early construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

VHP rally Delhi highlightsVHP rally Delhi highlights: Enacting law only option for Ram Mandir, says RSS

VHP rally Delhi highlights: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Sunday renewed it demand from the government to enact a law to start the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Addressing the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) ‘Dharma Sabha’ at Delhi’s iconic Ramlila Maidan, which was attended by thousands of Lord Ram devotees, senior RSS functionary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi sought to remind the BJP of its Ram Mandir promise at 2.77 acres of disputed land in Ayodhya. He said, “The BJP should fulfill its commitment on Ram Mandir.”

The VHP’s event comes two days before the commencement of the Winter Session of Parliament. According to the right-wing group, it is confident about government bringing a bill in the upcoming session for paving the way for Ram Mandir. The event is apart of VHP’s door-to-door campaign across the country to garner support for Ram Mandir. Today’s event, according to VHP, will be attended by lakhs of people from the national capital and adjoining areas.

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    19:40 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    Elaborate security arrangements made

    The traffic police has issued an advisory detailing diversions in view of the rally. It said no traffic will be allowed on Ranjeet Singh Flyover (from Guru Nanak Chowk to Barakhambha Road), JLN Marg (from Rajghat to Delhi Gate), Chaman Lal Marg near VIP gate. Elaborate security arrangements have been made at Ramlila Maidan and snipers have been deployed on high-rises.

    17:50 (IST)09 Dec 2018
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    17:42 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP carried out door to door campaign: Spokesman

    "The VHP had carried out a door-to-door campaign to make the rally success full "It is a massive gathering which will change the hearts of all those who are not in favour of bringing the bill for construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya," VHP's spokesperson Vinod Bansal told PTI.

    17:37 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP rally Delhi: BJP backs Dharma Sabha

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced that it has full backing to the VHP's Dharma Sabha to push for a Ram Mandir. On a say, the VHP is holding a mega event at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi, UP's Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya said, “No one can stop Dharma Sabha and everyone wants early construction of Ram Mandir.”

    16:54 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP rally today: SC defers Ayodhya case till January 2019

    The Supreme Court in October had adjourned the hearing for the Ayodhya title suit case to January 2019. The CJI headed bench had said that appropriate bench will decide the future course of hearing in January next year. "We will fix the date of hearing of Ayodhya dispute case before the appropriate bench in January," CJI Ranjan Gogoi had said.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    15:54 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP rally Delhi: CHange JD-U's stance on Ram Mandir?

    JD(U) leader Pawan Verma advised NC leader Farooq Abdullah not to give homilies to Hindus. "He had said that since God is in hearts of people, why build a temple but that applies to all. What's he trying to say? That because God is in your heart, you can't build a temple?" Abdullah had on Saturday said. "Is Ram going to come from heaven and give farmers something better? Or unemployment will disappear in a day because Ram is coming. They are fooling people."

    15:07 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP rally Delhi: Shahnawaz Hussain speaks on Ram Mandir issue

    BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Sunday hints that government was aware of the sentiments of people on Ram Mandir issue and it will fulfill its promise of constructing a grand Ram mandir in Ayodhya. "The whole country saw the gathering at the Ramlila Maidan. This is what the people want and the government and the country will respect their feelings and work towards fulfilling it."

    14:38 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP rally Delhi: Listen what RSS, VHP workers have to say on Ram Mandir
    14:30 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP rally Delhi LIVE: Outfit to hold Dharma Sabha at Prayag on January 31

    The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) campaign for Ram Mandir will culminate at Prayag with a 'Dharam Sansad' of priests and saints. The final religious congregation will be held on January 31 and February 1. On November 25, the VHP had held a mega event in Ayodhya which was attended by around 3 lakh people. 

    14:13 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP president Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje to address the rally

    VHP president Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje and its international working president Alok Kumar are also expected to address the rally. Earlier, Senior RSS leader Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi made a veiled attack on the BJP for not fulfilling its promise of constructing Ram Temple in Ayodhya. he urged the Centre to enact a legislation, if need be, for it. Speaking at a VHP rally at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi, the RSS executive head said, "Those in power today had promised to construct Ram Temple. They should listen to people and fulfil the demand of temple in Ayodhya. They are aware of the sentiments," as per PTI.

    14:01 (IST)09 Dec 2018
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    13:54 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP Delhi rally: Country wants Ram rajya, says RSS leader

    Senior RSS leader Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi without naming the BJP said, "We are not begging for it. We are expressing our emotions. The country wants 'Ram rajya'."

    13:35 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP rally Delhi LIVE: Traffic restrictions in capital near Ramlila Maidan
    13:11 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP rally Delhi LIVE: Thousands attend Dharma Sabha

    Thousands of people have gathered at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi to attend the Dharma Sabha of VHP. The outfit has brought in people from Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Baghpat, Meerut and Braj region. The VHP and RSS are demanding from the BJP government to enact a law to pave the way for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

    12:42 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP Delhi rally: Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi attacks BJP

    Without taking name the name of BJP, senior RSS leader Bhaiyayaji Joshi said that those in power today had promised for a Ram temple. “There is no other option available than enacting a law on Ram Mandir. The BJP should fulfil its commitment. The work (on Ram mandir) in 1992 was left incomplete,” he said.

    12:36 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi says people expect Ram Mandir from BJP government

    Addressing the Dharma Sabha at Ramlila Maidan, Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi of RSS said that those in power should listen to the people and fulfil the demand of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. He said that they are well aware of the sentiments, adding that a Ram Mandir will be constructed at the same 'disputed' land in Ayodhya. 

    11:59 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP Delhi rally: Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi to address Dharam Sabha

    According to VHP's Vinod Bansal, the outfit's international working president Alok Kumar, its president Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje and senior RSS Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi are will address the Dharam Sabha at Ramlila Maidan. The VHP has made elaborate arrangements for today's mega rally. The VHP has been holding such gatherings across the country in a bid to mount pressure on the Modi government to enact a law for construction Ram Mandir before 2019 elections. 

    11:26 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP Delhi rally: Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi to address Dharam Sabha

    According to Vinod Bansal of VHP, the outfit's international working president Alok Kumar, senior RSS leader Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi will address the crowd at Ramlila Maidan. Besides, VHP's president Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje and top seers will also attend the event. The outfit has made elaborate arrangements at Ramlila Maidan for people who are arriving for its mega rally. 

    11:08 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP rally Delhi LIVE Updates: Winter Session last opportunity for Modi government?

    Many seers are of the view that a last opportunity should be given to the BJP government on the issue. There are talks of a possible introduction of a Bill by the BJP-led government in Winter Session that begins on December 11.

    10:56 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    Shiv Sena to hold 'Dharma Sabha' on December 24

    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has announced a 'Dharma Sabha' in Pandharpur on December 24. The Dharma Sabha is intended to push its ruling NDA ally, BJP, to immediately declare the date for the construction of the Ram temple. "Through the Dharma Sabha, we want to wake up the Narendra Modi government from its Kumbhakaran-like slumber and take up the Ram temple construction immediately," Uddhav Thackeray told reporters last week. He also urged the government to sort out the matter immediately by passing a bill in Parliament.

    10:40 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP rally Delhi LIVE Updates: 'Ram Mandir non-negotiable for Hindus'

    The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has already declared that it will not cede an inch of land for anything but a grand Ram Mandir. The outfit has demanded from the Sunni Waqf Board to withdraw their case over distribution of 2.77 acres land. "The issue is non-negotiable for Hindus," Champat Rai, VHP's International vice-president, said.

    10:33 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP rally Delhi: Congress can’t oppose Ram Mandir bill, says VHP’s Alok Kumar

    VHP's international working president Alok Kumar has expressed confidence that if a Bill for construction of Ram Mandir is tabled in the Parliament, it will sail through easily because all political parties including the Congress are bound to support it. “You (Congress) don’t want to vote (in favour of the bill), don’t vote, but you can’t oppose it otherwise all your branding of Hindutva will collapse,” Kumar said. CLICK HERE READ MORE

    10:26 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP rally Delhi LIVE: Outfit organises motorcycle rally in capital

    The Vishva Hindu Parishad recently held a motorcycle rally in Delhi to send out a message about a 'Dharam Sabha' being organised on December 9 at Ramlila Maidan. Around 2,000 Lord Ram devotees went through various residential areas across the national capital on motorcycles raising slogans 'Ramlala hum aaenge, mandir wahi banaaenge' and also organised meetings.

    10:19 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP rally Delhi: Right-wing outfit warns Modi government

    According to VHP, if in any case the bill does not come in the upcoming Winter Session, then future course of action will be decided at the next 'dharam sansad', which will be held in Allahabad on the sidelines of 'mahakumbh' on January 31 and February 1.

    10:16 (IST)09 Dec 2018
    VHP rally Delhi Live: Latest visuals from Ramlila Maidan
    VHP Rally for Ram MandirThe VHP had organised similar meeting of Hindu religious leaders at seven places on November 25, including Ayodhya, Nagpur and Mangaluru, to mount pressure on the BJP-led government to fulfil its promise of constructing a Ram Mandir at disputed site in Ayodhya. The right-wing group has announced that following its Ayodhya event and Delhi's rally, it will not hold any more conferences but dedicate itself to efforts for rebuilding the Ram temple. At its Ayodhya event, according to the VHP's claim, around 3 lakh people had visited the city to attend the Dharam Sabha. The VHP and RSS are demanding from the government bring a law to start the constuction of Ram Mandir in view of the pendenceof matter in the Supreme Court.