New Delhi: In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, Uddhav Thackeray, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, on Sunday, said that the ground – breaking ceremony for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya can be done through video conference.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Ayodhya on August 5 for the “bhoomi pujan” ceremony for the construction of auspicious Ram temple, said the members of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust.
“An e-bhoomi pujan can be done. The ground-breaking ceremony can be held through video-conference. This is an event of joy, and lakhs of people would be interested in attending the ceremony. Will we allow the spread of coronavirus?” said Thackeray.
Further, reminding the challenges posed in the construction of Ram Temple, Thackeray said, “This is not an ordinary temple. Today, we are fighting the coronavirus pandemic and religious gatherings are prohibited. I can go to Ayodhya for the ceremony, but what about lakhs of Ram bhakts. Will you stop them?”