The Union Cabinet has cleared the formation of a trust for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Urging all members of the House to support the construction of grand Ram Temple, the prime minister, sporting a saffron muffler said, “after the verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue came out, the people of India displayed remarkable faith in democratic processes and procedures. I salute the 130 crore people of India. ”
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In a rare occasion, Modi spoke in the Lok Sabha before the Zero Hour and said that the government is moving forward with ‘sabka sath sabka vikas’ policy so that everyone is happy. “In India, be it Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Parsi or Jain, everyone is a part of one family. Development must take place for every member of the family,” he said.
The trust, named as Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Shetra, will include 15 trustees out of which one trustee will always be from Dalit society, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Congratulating Modi, Shah in a tweet also added that the trust will be independent to take every decision related to the temple and 67 acres of land will be transferred to it.
The move bears significance in the wake of November 9 judgment of the Supreme Court which allowed construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodha. The apex court also ordered handing over of a 5-acre plot to Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board and setting up of a trust for construction of the Ram temple.