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From Ayodhya, A Rath Yatra Begins Today, Will Travel Through 6 States

Ayodhya : Days before the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit is expected to come up before the Supreme Court for the final hearing, a "Ram Rajya Rath Yatra" backed by the right-wing group Vishwa Hindu Parishad, will be launched from the temple town today. The rally would pass through six states over the next two months before ending at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.


The campaign for a Ram temple at Ayodhya, started in the 1990s by LK Advani, helped the BJP become a major political force in the country. Over the last few years the matter had been pushed to the back pages of the BJP manifesto, even for the last year's assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.


But after taking over power in the state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the priest-politician from Gorakhpur, has assured that building a Ram temple in Ayodhya is a key agenda. With a grand show in the temple town on Diwali eve and multiple plans for religious tourism, the saffron-clad Chief Minister has signalled that the matter is a priority for his government.

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