In Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya, Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed as a precautionary measure just as Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has reached the temple town.
Thackeray is on a two-day visit. On Saturday, he will perform aarti at the Saryu river and is expected to visit the disputed site on Sunday.
His visit comes amid rising demand for an ordinance to construct Ram mandir.
With Thackeray, Sena members will perform aarti
While Thackeray will perform aarti at 5:15 PM on the banks of Saryu, Sena members across the country will follow suit at the same time.
Sena MP Sanjay Raut maintained that Thackeray's visit will be peaceful and no law and order situation would arise. Notably, senior Sena members and cabinet ministers have reached the venue to look at the preparations.
Thackeray will also meet sadhus.
Going to Ayodhya to remind BJP of promises: Thackeray
"Many are questioning why we (Shiv Sena) remembered Ram now, when the elections are nearing. Why should I hide it? I have taken up this issue because of the elections only. I am going to Ayodhya to remind the BJP about the promise," Thackeray said.
Despite Section 144, people are gathering: UP Cabinet minister
I welcome Akhilesh’s statement. Section 144 is imposed in Ayodhya, yet the administration is letting people gather there, it means they have failed. The army should be brought: UP Minister O P Rajbhar on Akhilesh Yadav's statement that army should be brought in Ayodhya pic.twitter.com/vmTWN86U6S