PM announces trust for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced in Lok Sabha the formation of a trust to construct a Ram Temple in Ayodhya as directed by the Supreme Court in its landmark verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case in November last year.

Making a statement in the lower house soon after a meeting of the Union Cabinet, Modi said he wants to share information on a “very important and historical subject for the country.”

“This topic is close to my heart like millions of countrymen and I consider it my great fortune to talk about it,” he said.

He said the Government has readied a “broad scheme” for the development of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, evoking slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ from treasury benches.

“An autonomous¬† trust has been formed, it is called ‘Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teertha Kshetra,” he said. (AGENCIES)