The Supreme Court was delivered its ultimate verdict on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi Ayodhya land title dispute on 9th November 2019.
Followingly, the Ayodhya administration is gearing up for the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the city on August 5 for foundation laying ceremony of Lord Ram temple.
On the contrary, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti has appealed the senior officials of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas of Ayodhya and Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to remove her name from the list of invitees for the foundation ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5.
Bharti, who was a former Union Minister, has said that she will leave for Ayodhya from Bhopal on Monday. There is every possibility that she might come in contact with an infected person. In such a situation, she has decided to maintain a distance from Prime Minister Modi and other attendees.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit have tested positive for coronavirus, the latest among prominent public figures in the country to have contracted COVID-19, while Uttar Pradesh minister Kamal Rani Verma succumbed to the infection on Sunday (August 2). The chief of BJP’s Uttar Pradesh unit, Swatantra Dev Singh, and state minister Mahendra Singh have also tested positive for COVID-19.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to reach Ayodhya at around 11 a.m. on August 5 and he is likely to stay there for around three hours. The entire road and other important landmarks of Ayodhya will have the common colour scheme of yellow. The city, including the area near the Saryu river, is also being spruced up.