The Shiv Sena has contributed Rs 1 crore for the development of a Ram temple in Ayodhya forward of the “bhoomi pujan” scheduled for August 5 as introduced by Maharashtra Chief Minister and the occasion president Uddhav Thackeray earlier this 12 months, the occasion stated on Monday.
The quantity was transferred to the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust’s checking account by way of real-time gross settlement (RTGS) on July 27, the Sena stated on Twitter.
It additionally shared the July 27 letter written by Thackeray to the chairman of the Trust, saying the stated quantity had been transferred that day.
The Sena’s clarification got here amidst experiences quoting Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, chairman of the belief, as saying that no cash was obtained from the saffron occasion as promised.
Thackeray had introduced the financial contribution on March 7 this 12 months throughout his go to to Ayodhya to commemorate 100 days in workplace because the chief minister.
“I had during my Ayodhya tour resolved to contribute Rs 1 crore on behalf of the Shiv Sena. This amount has been transferred via RTGS to Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust’s bank account in Ayodhya on July 27,” Thackeray stated in the letter.
Hailing the upcoming ground-breaking ceremony, Thackeray acknowledged crores of Hindus internationally have been ready for this “historic” second for years.
Earlier in the day, Sena MP Sanjay Raut hinted that Thackeray could not go to Ayodhya owing to the intense Covid-19 state of affairs in the Uttar Pradesh city.