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Swami Paramhans threatens self-immolation if Ram temple 'promise' not met

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath must make the announcement by December 5

Press Trust of India  |  Ayodhya (UP) 

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Bricks collected by kar sevaks for the proposed temple at a workshop in Ayodhya where artisans have been constructing the temple’s pillars and other such structures. The bricks were collected from around the world for over 25 years. Photo: Sahil Makk

Swami Paramhans Das, mahant of Tapaswi Chawni temple in Ayodhya, has threatened self-immolation on December 6, if the construction of Ram Mandir in was not officially announced by then.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath must make the announcement by December 5.

Paramhans sat on an indefinite fast on October 6, demanding a law be passed by the Modi government for construction of After a week of the fast, Paramhans was detained by the police and he was made to meet UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow, who convinced him to give up the fast, the chief priest claimed.

Paramhans said, "When the government forced me to break my fast, the chief minister promised me he would soon announce the date for construction of Ram Mandir. He also promised me a conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi where I could personally make my demands but nothing has been done."

"I am giving one month to the Modi government to take steps for the construction of temple in This time from corporator to President of is from Bhartiya Janata Party but they are not doing anything for Ram Mandir," the mahant told PTI.

Hindus have elected BJP only for the cause of and the BJP is silent over the issue, so I have decided to give my life if BJP does not come forward for Ram Mandir, he added.

The Babri Masjid was demolished 26 years ago in on December 6.

First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 20:25 IST
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