The Modi government has announced 15 members in the Ram Mandir Trust. 92-year-old lawyer K.K, who was lawyer for the Hindu side in the Ayodhya dispute case. There is talk of Parasharan(the lawyer) being made the chairman of Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust for the construction of Ram temple. Parasaran will have the trust’s office in his house in Greater Kailash, Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday about the Ram Mandir Trust. After 4 hours, information about the 15 members associated with the trust was announced.
Parasharan expected to be made chairman
There is talk of making 92 years old lawyer K.K. Parasaran the chairman of the Ram Mandir Construction Trust. The work of the temple will be done under his supervision. He was Attorney General in the Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi governments. He has been awarded Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. Nirmohi Akhara has also been given place in the trust, but Mahanta Dinesndra Das of the arena will not have the right to vote in the trusties meeting.
Three names from Ayodhya
Vimalendra Mohan Pratap Mishra, Dr. Anil Mishra and Mahant Dinendra Das have been made members and all three are from Ayodhya. Vimalendra is a descendant of the Ayodhya royal family. Apart from this, there are also members of the Ramayana Mela Patron Committee. He has also lucked in politics on BSP ticket. He contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2009 but lost. At the same time, Anil Mishra is also a homeopathic doctor. At present, the province of Awadh – province of RSS is also functioning. He played an important role in the Ram Mandir movement in 1992 along with former MP Vinay Katiyar. Apart from this, Mahant Dinendra Das is a member of the Nirmohi Akhara of Ayodhya. He has been the head of the Ayodhya meeting on behalf of the Nirmohi Akhara. For the past several years, Ram has been favoring the Nirmohi Arena on the temple issue.
Jagatguru Shankaracharya Swami Vasudevanand: Shankaracharya of astrology bench located at Badrinath. However, there was controversy over his becoming Shankaracharya. Shankaracharya Swami Vasudevanand Saraswati of Dwarka bench filed a case in the High Court regarding the title of Shankaracharya of Jyotish Math.
Jagatguru Madhwacharya Swami Vishwa Prasannathirthaji Maharaj: is the 33rd Peethadheeshwar of Pejawar Math located in Udupi, Karnataka. He assumed the position after the death of Peetadheshwar Swami Vishweshtirth of Pejawar Math in December 2019.
Yugapurusha Paramanand Ji Maharaj: Head of Akhand Ashram Haridwar. More than 150 books on Vedanta have been published. He addressed the summit of spiritual leaders at the United Nations in the year 2000.
Swami Govind Dev Giri Ji Maharaj: Born in 1950 in Ahmed Nagar, Maharashtra. Ramayana, Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata and other mythological texts are preached in the country and abroad. Swami Govind Dev is a disciple of famous spiritual guru Pandurang Shastri Athawale of Maharashtra.
Shri Kameshwar Chaupal, Patna (SC Member): The Sangh has given Kameshwar the status of first Karsevak. He had laid the first brick of foundation stone in the Ram temple in 1989. Being given an active role and being a Dalit in the Ram Mandir movement, he was given this opportunity. Contested the Lok Sabha elections in 1991 against Ram Vilas Paswan.
Mahant Dinendra Das: Head of Ayodhya meeting of Nirmohi Akhara of Ayodhya. They will not have the right to vote in trust meetings.
A trustee nominated by the Board, who is Hindu.
A representative nominated by the Central Government, who will be a Hindu and an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer under the Central Government. This person will not be below the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government of India. It will be an ex-official/member.
A representative nominated by the state government, who will be Hindu and an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) under the Government of Uttar Pradesh. This person will not be below the rank of Secretary to the State Government.
Collector of Ayodhya district will be ex-officer trustee. They will be followers of Hinduism. If for some reason the current collector is not of Hinduism, then Additional Collector (Hinduism) of Ayodhya will be there.
The board of trustees will appoint the chairman of matters related to Ram temple development and administration. It is important that the appointed person should be a Hindu.