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.
 

<p>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.<br />
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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.
 

<p>Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the head of Ram Janmabhoomi trust, has tested positive for coronavirus.</p>

Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the head of Ram Janmabhoomi trust, has tested positive for coronavirus.

<p>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.</p>

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.

<p>Others on the stage were Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel and Mohan Bhagwat, chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).</p>

Others on the stage were Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel and Mohan Bhagwat, chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

<p>Days before the ceremony in Ayodhya, a priest, Pradeep Das, and 14 policemen in Ayodhya had also tested positive for coronavirus.</p>

Days before the ceremony in Ayodhya, a priest, Pradeep Das, and 14 policemen in Ayodhya had also tested positive for coronavirus.

<p>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.</p>

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.

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