Ayodhya:After decade long wait, the foundation stone date for the Ram Temple at Ayodhya would be announced in the first week of March, Ram Janambhoomi Terth Khetra Trust member and Mahant of Nirmohi Akhara Dinendra Das said on Saturday.
Mr Das, who returned here from Delhi after attending the first meeting of the Trust, told the media here that the date of the foundation stone would be announced in the next meeting of the Trust to be held in Ayodhya in the first week of March.
He revealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited by the Trust members to lay the foundation stone and he would probably lay the foundation stone during the coming Navratra.
The PM is reported to have accepted the invitation of the saints to lay the foundation stone for the Ram Temple.Meanwhile, the saints, have claimed that as the Shilanyas of the Ram temple had already been done in the past hence now the foundation stone would be laid by the PM.
However, some saints say that the foundation stone should not be laid during the Navrata or on Ram Namamvi as it could disturb the pilgrims, who come in large numbers to have the darshan of the Ram Lalla.
Meanwhile, the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board would be meeting in Lucknow on February 24 to take a decision on whether to accept the five acres land given by the authorities on the outskirt of Ayodhya for a new mosque. The Board would also decide how to use the land as there were several proposal for setting up an educational institution or a hospital along with the mosque on the spot.(UNI)