BJP MP Lalu Singh said Tuesday that he would welcome and prepare to host BJP President Raj Thackeray during his proposed visit to Ayodhya next month, even as ruling BJP MP Brij Bhushan Charan Singh opposed the visit of Maharashtra leader.
The head of the Islamic movement announced that there is a visit to Ayodhya on 5 June with his supporters to perform prayers at Ram Janmapumi.
In a statement on Tuesday, Lalu Singh, an MP for Faizabad constituency which also includes the city of Ayodhya, said anyone who wants to come to Lord Rama’s sanctuary is always welcome.
“As we are the devout servants of Lord Rama, we welcome him. We also call upon Lord Rama to give Raj Thackeray good wisdom so that he will work under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the betterment of himself and Maharashtra,” she said.
This comes after BJP MP Brij Bhushan Charan Singh said Thackeray would not be allowed to enter the Ayodhya border unless he apologized to all North Indians with folded hands for their “humiliation”.
Also on Tuesday, he went on a promotional tour with a large number of his supporters and said that he would not allow Thackeray to enter Ayodhya.
However, he said it was his “personal” decision, and had nothing to do with the BJP.
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