RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday had to face public humiliation in Allahabad on the second day of the dharm sansad (religious gathering) as Hindu saints protested against his political speech on Ram Temple.
Saints present at the dharm sansad were visibly unhappy with Bhagwat’s speech as they staged protests against the RSS chief and Nritya Gopal Das. One of the trigger points for their public outbursts was that they were brought to the gathering with an assurance that a firm date on the construction of Ram Temple will be announced at the dharm sansad. However, when Bhagwat said that the temple in Ayodhya will be built in ‘1-2 years,’ a group of saints launched angry protests.
Journalist Prashant Kumar, who is covering the dharm sansad for Times Now wrote, “MASSIVE embarrassment for RSS chief Bhagwat, Sant Nrityagopal Das and all saints on stage at VHP Dharm Sansad. Saints protest, ask for the date of construction after a political speech by Bhagwat. Chaos all around, blows exchanged between VHP guys and protesting sadhus.”
BREAKING: MASSIVE embarrassment for RSS chief Bhagwat, Sant Nrityagopal Das and all saints on stage at VHP Dharm Sansad. Saints protest, ask for the date of construction after a political speech by Bhagwat. Chaos all around, blows exchanged between VHP guys and protesting sadhus
— Prashant Kumar (@scribe_prashant) February 1, 2019
Journalist Shreya Dhoundial, who too is at the event representing CNN-News18 tweeted, “Hungama at Dharam Sansad at #Kumbh2019 After Mohan Bhagwat says #RamMandir will be built in 1 or 2 yrs and endorses @narendramodi crowds chant ‘Tareek Bataiye’ ”
— Shreya Dhoundial (@shreyadhoundial) February 1, 2019
Speaking at the event, Bhagwat had said, “‘We should elect a government that is capable of building the temple (in Ayodhya).” This prompted the saints to shout, ‘Give us the date.”
The BJP had promised to construct the temple in Ayodhya if it came to power in majority. However, with Modi’s five-year term coming to an end, the party has now said that it will wait for the Supreme Court, which is currently hearing the matter. The highest court of India was expected to start the hearing on 29 January, but it was cancelled after one of the judges in the 5-judge said he was not available.