Uddhav to visit Ayodhya on March 7

Ayodhya - CM Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai : After meeting the prime minister, Narendra Modi and supporting the union government’s CAA, NRC and NPR, the chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has decided to visit Ayodhya on March 7.

Taking a U-turn, the chief minister Thackeray also reiterated his stand on the Citizenship Amendment Act. Thackeray said that the new Citizenship Law provides citizenship to the beleaguered minorities from the neighbouring countries and not a statute to snatch the citizenship of Indians.

On Saturday, the Sena spokesman and Rajya Sabha member, Sanjay Raut announced that the Chief Minister Thackeray will visit Ayodhya on March 7. In a tweet, Raut informed that Thackeray with scores of Shiv Sainiks will visit Ram Lalla in the afternoon. The Maharashtra Chief Minister will also offer prayers on Sarayu river banks the same day, informed Raut on the micro-blogging site.

This will be Thackeray’s first visit to Ayodhya after becoming the Chief Minister. He was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the Maha Vikas Aghadi in November last year. He has also invited everyone to be a part of this historic journey, which will include senior Shiv Sena ministers, the Thackeray family and senior leaders like Raut himself.

The Shiv Sena, a former ally of Bharatiya Janata Party, is a strong supporter of the construction of a Ram Temple at the Ramjanmabhoomi site in Ayodhya. Earlier, Thackeray had visited Ayodhya, along with his 18 party MPs and wife, Rashmi Thackeray last year.