In the recent development which took place on Wednesday, Nripendra Misra was elected as the Chairman of the Ram Temple Complex Development Committee. Misra was the ex-Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
Misra has been appointed as the man in charge of heading the committee which will manage the 67-acre land allotted for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
Chief of Ram Janambhoomi Nyas, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das has been elected as the Chairman and Champat Rai, Vice President of Vishva Hindu Parishad has been elected as the General Secretary of the trust called Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra.
The decision of appointing Nripendra Misra as the Chairman for the Ram Temple Complex Development Committee was taken in the very first meeting of the Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra which took place at the residence of K Parasaran, Senior Advocate.
The agenda of the meeting was also to work out the modalities in order to speed up the process of the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. It was decided that a bank account will be opened for the donations for the temple’s construction in Ayodhya’s State Bank of India (SBI) branch, said Champat Rai after the meeting as he addressed the reporters.
Swami Govind Dev Giri was appointed as the Treasurer of the trust in the meeting.
On the 5th February 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the trust for the Ayodhya Ram Temple has been formed and will have 15 members.
On the 9th November 2019, the Supreme Court of India passed the historical judgement in favour of Ram Temple and said that the disputed land will be handed over for the contruction of Ram Temple and another 5 acre land will be provided to the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board to build a mosque (Masjid).
The apex court, however, said that a Trust must be formed withing 3 months from the verdict. The court said that not only the trust will be free to take decisions releated to the Ram Mandir and the 67 acre land, but also it will get the possession of both inner and outer courtyards.
Senior lawyer Parasaran was named as the head of the Trust and its other members include Jyotish Peethadheeshwar Swami Vasudevanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj, Jagadguru Shankaracharya, Jagadguru Madhvacharya Swami Vishwaprasanna Teerth Ji Maharaj, Vimlendra Mohan Pratap Mishra, Yugpurush Paramanand Ji Maharaj, and Swami Govinddev Giri Ji Maharaj.