Ram Temple in Ayodhya: The groundbreaking ceremony for Ram Temple in Ayodhya is on August 5th and preparations along with security and safety measures are underway under the leadership of UP CM Yogi Aditynatah. Pm Modi will be present in the grand event to lay the foundation stone of the Ram temple. Regarding the guestlist for the ceremony, a debate erupted when the BJP stalwarts LK Advani and MM Joshi’s name were not present but according to some reports, it is being said that both the veterans will receive an invite via phone calls.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are expected to attend the much-awaited ‘bhumi pujan’ of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya on August 5 via video conferencing.
The invitations are being co-ordinated by Champat Rai, the General Secretary of the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, which was set up by the Supreme Court after its landmark verdict in November last year.
Former Union Minister Uma Bharti, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Kalyan Singh have already received their invitations.
Advani and Joshi appeared in court regarding Babri demolition case
Veterans L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi appeared before a special CBI court in Lucknow in relation to the Babri Masjid demolition case. Both are BJP stalwarts and Uma Bharti are accused of a conspiracy for the demolition of the mosque.
Advani appeared the CBI court via video link to answer questions relating to the mosque’s razing. Advani, 92, who is among the accused in the case and was asked more than 1,000 questions over four-and-a-half hours, has denied all charges, according to his lawyer.
Joshi, another senior BJP leader who recorded his statement before the same court, said that those who had deposed against him done so for political reasons and that all allegations against him were false.
Uma Bharti, who is also an ex-Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, also recorded a statement. She declared that the judgment in the hugely contentious case did not matter to her.