Shivpal Yadav meets UP Governor over VHP's 'Dharam Sabha'
As devotees poured in Ayodhya today to attend the VHP's 'Dharam Sabha', Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) (PSP) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav submitted a memorandum to UP Governor Ram Naik urging him to maintain law and order in the state. The Vishva Hindu Group (VHP), a right-wing group, has called for a public meeting in Ayodhya to press for the construction of a Ram temple.
People reaching Ayodhya despite prohibitory orders: Yadav
The organizers of the public meeting have claimed that more than 3 lakh devotees are likely to arrive for the meeting. "We met the governor and handed over a memorandum to him asking him to look into the build-up in the past couple of days with thousands of people reaching Ayodhya, where prohibitory orders are already in force," said Yadav.
Want to avoid what happened in 1992 riots: Yadav
The PSP leader said he urged the governor to direct the government to control the situation and ensure that the law and order is maintained at all costs so that a repeat of what happened in 1992 is avoided. A frenzied group of 'kar sewaks' (right-wing activists) had razed the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, triggering riots.
Governor has assured us he's keeping tabs on situation: PSP
Yadav further said, "If that's not done, he (governor) should send his report to the Central Government for the state government's dismissal." The governor has assured us that he's keeping a watch and taking stock of the situation at regular intervals, PSP's chief spokesperson C P Rai said. He said the PSP workers also staged a sit-in outside the Raj Bhavan's gate in Lucknow.