Coronavirus: Ram Temple trust head tests positive for COVID-19, had shared dais with PM Modi
First Published 13, Aug 2020, 12:37 PM
Mahant Nritya Gopal Das had shared the dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony in Ayodhya last week.
The head of the Ram Janmabhoomi trust in Ayodhya, who shared stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the groundbreaking ceremony for a Ram Temple last week, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the head of Ram Janmabhoomi trust, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Mahanta Nritya Gopal Das was among the five people on the stage during the groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya to mark the beginning of construction of a Supreme Court-mandated Ram temple at the disputed site.
Others on the stage were Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel and Mohan Bhagwat, chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Days before the ceremony in Ayodhya, a priest, Pradeep Das, and 14 policemen in Ayodhya had also tested positive for coronavirus.
PM Modi laid the first brick for a Ram Temple at Ayodhya at the mega ceremony on August 5. He returned to the holy city after 29 years to participate in the Bhoomi Pujan or a groundbreaking ceremony for the temple, which meets a core promise of the ruling BJP.