Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray is all set for a high-profile visit to Ayodhya looking forward to take hold of the centre-stage in the demand for constructing the Ram Temple.
They took a flight to Faizabad from where they will drive down for an engagement at the Laxman Killa in Ayodhya, and later perform a ‘maha-aarti’ on the banks of Sarayu river on Saturday evening. At the Laxman Killa, he will be felicitated by a large number of Hindu holy men, besides common people and perform a puja there.
On Sunday morning, Thackeray will go for a darshan of Ram Lalla accompanied by local party leaders, sants and sadhus, interact with the media and later with the public, though plans for a public rally were not finalised yet.
For the Ayodhya visit, Thackeray is carrying an urn containing the earth from the Shivneri Fort – the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Pune district of Maharashtra. Over 4,000 Shiv Sainiks from Maharashtra, besides more from other parts of the country have preceded him to Ayodhya since the past couple of days, a party spokesperson said.