Nripendra Mishra, chairman of the Ram Temple Construction Samiti, said the work on the temple was going on at a fast pace and the work of the first phase will be completed by the end of December next.
In a shocking revelation, the president of the Ayodhya Sadbhavna Samnvyay Maha Samiti Amarnath Mishra has claimed that Moulana Salman Hasni Nadvi, former AIMPLB executive member, had asked for money, position and land for building another Masjid in the temple city, Ayodhya.
Nadvi was expelled by the apex body of Indian Muslims on 11 February for meeting Sri Sri Ravi Shakar without permission and then favouring construction of Ram temple at the disputed land in Ayodhya.
According to the latest development, Mishra has said that he met Nadvi on February 5 to discuss the issue of Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid.
“I met Nadvi on February 5, we discussed the issue of Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi. He asked me to give a written proposal on the issue and I did the same, which was forwarded to everyone. He wanted to make another Masjid like Mecca in Ayodhya, and for that, he asked for 200 acres of land, membership in the Rajya Sabha and Rs 1,000 crore,” Misra told the news agency ANI.
The report in ANI has added that Nadvi has rubbished Mishra’s claims.
Earlier, the AIMPLB took strong exception to the proposal of constructing Ram temple at disputed site and formed a four-member committee to take disciplinary action against Nadvi, an eminent cleric who mooted the proposal during a meeting with spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
The committee comprised of AIMPLB President Rabey Hasani Nadvi, General Secretary Wali Rahmani and executive members Arshad Madani and Khalid Saifullah Rahmani.