<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A large congregation of Hindu saints, including the Shankaracharyas will meet in Haridwar in May to discuss issues of ‘gau raksha’ (cow protection) and building of Ram mandir in Ayodhya.The conference of the ‘Margdarshak Mandal’, which is an annual affair of the RSS-affiliated Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), will be held from May 31 to June 2 in Haridwar. According to VHP sources, saints from all over the country will discuss issues of national interest in this meeting.Under the current government, the views discussed in Margdarshak Mandal meetings are further conveyed to the top leadership in government. This year, the main issue will be the Ram temple issue — to pressurize the government into taking a stand on building the temple.”Since the Ram temple issue is of current national importance, it will be one of the main points of discussion,” said VHP’s international joint general secretary Surendra Jain.He further said that other topics of discussion are not yet finalised and it will be the saints who decide what topics will be talked about, but Gau Raksha and Ram temple will surely be the highlights.After the meet, the VHP also plans to hold training sessions across the country where their cadre would be educated on core ideology of right-wing. Whatever is discussed in the meeting will also be taken to these trainings.Recently the Supreme Court had ordered that Union Minister Uma Bharti and senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi will undergo trial on charges of criminal conspiracy and invoking hatred in the Babri masjid demolition case. Post the order, demand for building the Ram temple started gathering stream, with Uma Bharti echoing the sentiment.

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Sants to discuss mandir issue, ‘gau raksha’