The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's 2-day Dharm Sansad got under way at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj today.
Close to 5,000 seers present at the event are meeting essentially to chalk out a route to construction of a Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. The Sansad will take up a Mandir resolution tomorrow. What stands out though is the divisions that have erupted between seers of the akhara parishad on one side and sants backing the VHP and RSS on the other. Yesterday Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati had thrown down a challenge to the VHP and government saying a foundation stone for the Mandir would be laid on the 21st of next month with sadhus ready to brave bullets if required. Anand Narasimhan asks on The Right Stand - Mandir Kaise Banayenge?