Modi government's difficulty in building trust for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya

building trust for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya

After the long battle of law, the way of construction of Ram temple was found, it seemed that now there will be no difficulty and construction work will start immediately


The trust that the Supreme Court had entrusted to the government to build the trust for the temple in three months, is still stuck in the battle of finalizing the names despite taking more than half the time.

It is not easy for the government to make the president of the trust, because for this one 'pomegranate' are being called 'hundred claimants'.

In its decision on November 9 on the Ram Janmabhoomi dispute, the Supreme Court has asked the central government to form a trust in three months. The work of this trust will be the construction of the temple and then the maintenance of the temple.

The Supreme Court, in its judgment, may have excluded the Nirmohi Akhara but it has also directed to keep the Nirmohi Akhara in this trust.

After the decision, the central government has started preparing for the construction of the trust. All rights will remain with the central government till the creation of the trust. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah have also discussed with many people in this regard.

BJP has no stake in trust

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also discussed the subject in detail at the end of November with the union's provincial leaders including Sarkaryavah Bhaiyyaji Joshi, co-Sarkaryavah Dr Krishnagopal in Varanasi.

Union Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah has made it clear that BJP will not have a stake in the trust i.e. no BJP leader will join it. With this, the RSS trust will not be included as an organization. Although union representatives can join the trust.

It is being told that the names of the trust's advisory board have been decided. In this, the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister, Uttar Pradesh Governor and Chief Minister will be there. The executive members have not been finalized yet.

The trust will have a separate committee for temple construction service. This committee will look after the work of temple construction. This committee will include people among them who have been associated with the Ram Janmabhoomi movement in one way or the other. Apart from saints and saints, they can also be intellectuals, lawyers and former administrative and police officers.

Battle for trust chairman
Under the Ayodhya Act 1993, Chapter-2 Section-6 states that the Central Government can give the responsibility of management to a trust on its own terms. This act was made during the Narasimha Rao government of Congress.

This will be the first major trust to be formed by order of the Supreme Court, in which the trust will be formed before the temple is built. Earlier trusts were formed to take responsibility for the already built temples. The central government can bring a bill for this trust in Parliament.

A major reason for the delay in the trust is due to the name for the post of its chairman. Dharmacharyas, Shankaracharyas, politicians and union officials have also claimed for the post of the chairman of the trust.

Currently, the president of Ram Janmabhoomi Trust is Nrityagopal Das. The work of the trust will also be to build the temple, arrange money for it, see administration, worship and order.

The central government will do the work of finalizing the number of members in the trust, their responsibility and the rights of the trust, it is being finalized.

It is believed that this trust can be built like the Somnath Temple Trust built after the independence of the country, but the number of members will be more than that. The Somnath temple has a board of trustees of eight members.

Government cannot interfere in trust work

These include Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, LK Advani, Keshubhai Patel Harshvardhan Neotia, PK Lahiri and GD Parmar. All these people are involved in personal capacity in the trust, that is, not the ex-officio of the Prime Minister and the Home Minister.

The trust nominates four members of the central and state governments. This trust has the post of a chairman and a secretary. Even though the government nominates these members, they cannot interfere in the work of the trust.

All the members vote for the president every year. He is currently the chairman of the Keshubhai Patel Trust. They are all life members until they resign themselves or the board removes them.

The Somnath Trust collects funds for the temple and does not have to pay tax on its income. The trust has management of 2,000 acres of land and more than 60 other temples in Prabhash Patan.

It is believed that Somnath temple was built by Lord Chandra Dev himself. Then it was a temple made entirely of gold. In the year 1026, Mahmud Ghazni came to India and attacked Somnath temple and looted it.

After this, Parmar Raja Bhoj of Malwa and Solanki Raja Bhima of Gujarat got the temple rebuilt. Aurangzeb also attacked Somnath temple in 1706.

When Gandhi said, government money should not be spent to build the temple
After independence in the country, the talk of reconstruction of Somnath temple started. Somnath Temple used to come in the princely state of Junagadh before independence. After the partition, when the princely state of Junagadh was merged with India, there was talk of reconstruction of Somnath temple.

Then Sardar Patel and KM Munshi went to Mahatma Gandhi and talked to him about rebuilding the temple. At that time Mahatma Gandhi said, "Government's money should not be spent in the construction of the temple. The public can collect and renovate it if they want."

The then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru also wanted to keep the government separate from the temple construction. Nehru believed that his secular image would be affected by the government's role in temple construction. Then Sardar Patel decided to build a new temple after all the consultations, protests and support.

In a conference held in Jamnagar on 23 January 1949, it was decided to form a trust consisting of two donors, two ministers of the Central Government, two eminent persons and two representatives of the Government of Saurashtra.

After the demise of Patel and Gandhi, KM Munshi took up the responsibility of rebuilding the temple. For this, he created a new trust under the Bombay Public Trust, 1950 to take care of the temple so that the government could stay away from it.

In this way, the work of reconstruction of Somnath temple started. In May 1951, when the temple was completed and the then President Dr. Rajendra Prasad was called for its inauguration ceremony, he attended the ceremony despite Nehru's displeasure.

Ayodhya Temple on the lines of Somnath Temple

Like the Somnath temple, money will be collected from the public for the construction of the temple in Ayodhya, the government will not spend a single penny in it.

At present, the temple is to be constructed on 67 acres of land, but many people are talking about changing the model already built with the addition of it. Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas has been doing the work of sorting stones for the temple for years and a lot of work has been done.

If we look at the way the Sangh and Vishwa Hindu Parishad function, then they will do the work of building the temple with maximum participation from the country and the world. Earlier, to bring the Ramshilas also, stones named Rama were called from all over the country.

Even when Dr. Hedgewar Smriti Smarak was to be built in Nagpur in the 60s, the Vidarbha and Nagpur provinces were ready to bear the responsibility of collecting all the money for it, but then Sarsanghchalak Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar took 'one volunteer - one rupee from all over the country. Decided to collect donations on the lines of '

Recently, Narendra Modi also appealed to Sardar Patel's Statue of Unity in Gujarat to collect iron from all over the country. This means that a new movement and program to collect money for the temple construction will begin.