Advani, Dr Joshi, HM Amit Shah likely to be physically absent at Bhumi Poojan rituals for Ram Mandir

Ram Mandir construction may not start from April 2: Sources- The ...

Officer in-charge of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust  Prakash Kumar Gupta has confirmed that Shri Lal Krishna Advani and Dr Murali Mohan Joshi, two prominent faces of Ram Janam Bhoomi movement, are among the selective invites to the much-hyped foundation laying ceremony for the long-awaited Grand Ram Temple at his birthplace at Ayodhya, 125 km from Lucknow. They were also former Union Ministers and headed the BJP. Dismissing media reports on not extending invites to them, Gupta said such reports were aimed at creating a controversy adding that an invitation had been sent to all eminent persons associated with the temple movement. Speaking to IANS, Gupta said, “All prominent persons, including Advaniji, Joshiji, have been invited by mail and informed telephonically, too. Due to corona and health reasons, many distinguished invitees may not be able to come for the Bhoomi Pujan. One may be unable to come or may have difficulty in undertaking a long journey. There is no question of not inviting all imminent personalities, the trust respects the sentiments of all.” Gupta added that sending invitations by post does not guarantee that the invitation reaches in time. However, sending invitations by e-mail or phone is more convenient. An invitation conveyed on the phone adds a personal touch. Advani and Joshi have been invited telephonically, too. ANI says when they tried to contact Advani, the person who answered the phone, said that no official programme has been decided yet by him to go to Ayodhya for the Bhoomi Pujan. However, the person definitely accepted getting a call from Ayodhya but said there was not much information regarding the Bhoomi Pujan. Advani’s personal secretary Deepak Chopra when contacted did not respond. A colleague of senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi told IANS, “No call was received till Saturday. It may have come on Sunday, but I am on leave today. So I am not aware. “Sources close to both senior BJP leaders said due to coronavirus and health reasons, they could join the Bhoomi Pujan programme via video from their respective residences. Karachi born Advani, 92, and Nainital born Dr Joshi, 86, may not take the risk of physically present at the Bhumi Poojan due to COVID-19 pandemic. Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah is also likely to skip the event following opting for quarantine after he has been tested positive for coronavirus. Picture courtesy to New Indian Express

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Ram Mandir construction may not start from April 2: Sources- The ...

Officer in-charge of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust  Prakash Kumar Gupta has confirmed  that Lal Krishna Advani and Dr Murali Mohan Joshi, two prominent faces of Ram Janam Bhoomi  Moment ,are among the selective invites to the much-hyped foundation laying ceremony for the long-awaited Grand Ram Temple at his birth place at Ayodhya, 125 km from Lucknow. They were also former Union Ministers and headed the BJP.Dismissing  media reports on not extending invites to them, Gupta said such reports were aimed at creating a controversy adding that an invitation had been sent to all eminent persons associated with the temple movement. Speaking to IANS, Gupta said, “All prominent persons, including Advaniji, Joshiji, have been invited by mail and informed telephonically, too. Due to corona and health reasons, many distinguished invitees may not be able to come for the Bhoomi Pujan. One may be unable to come or may have difficulty in undertaking a long journey. There is no question of not inviting all imminent personalities, the trust respects the sentiments of all.”Gupta added  that sending invitations by post does not guarantee that the invitation reaches in time. However, sending invitations by e-mail or phone is more convenient. An invitation conveyed on the phone adds a personal touch. Advani and Joshi have been invited telephonically, too.ANI says  when they tried to contact Advani , the person who answered the phone ,said that no official programme has been decided yet by him to go to Ayodhya for the Bhoomi Pujan. However, the person definitely accepted getting a call from Ayodhya, but said there was not much information regarding the Bhoomi Pujan. Advani’s personal secretary Deepak Chopra when contacted did not respond. A colleague of senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi told IANS, “No call was received till Saturday. It may have come on Sunday, but I am on leave today. So I am not aware. “Sources close to both senior BJP leaders said due to coronavirus and health reasons, they could join the Bhoomi Pujan programme via video from their respective residences. Karachi born Adavani,92, and Nainital born Dr Joshi,86, may not take the risk of physically present at the Bhumi Poojan due to COVID-19 pandemic.  Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah  is also  likely to skip  the event following opting for quarantine after he has been tested positive for ncoronavirus. Picture courtesy to New Indian Express

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