Mumbai: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray has said that the central government should make a special law and pave the way for construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. Thackeray said that now no one has time to wait any longer. Ram temple is a matter of reverence and faith. Thackeray said that the late Balasaheb had also said earlier that if the first bricks of Ram temple are kept by Shiv Sainiks, it would be a big deal.
Uddhav Thackeray said that the then Shiv Sena chief Bala Saheb had taken the responsibility of breaking the Babri Masjid. Now the BJP government at the Center should also decide on the construction of Ram temple. Shiv Sena chief Bala Saheb further said in his statement that "seeing the interest of the country, we should stay together because it has become necessary to teach Pakistan a lesson". According to political experts, this statement of the old BJP ally chief before the Maharashtra assembly elections is being seen as putting pressure on the ruling Modi government at the centre.
An alliance for the upcoming assembly elections between Shiv Sena and BJP has not been announced yet. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has instructed the workers in the party meeting on Sunday to be ready to contest alone. Shiv Sena sources have claimed that Thackeray told party workers that if the situation of contesting elections alone arises, he should be ready for it. However, Thackeray also said that he is not in support of contesting elections alone.