In November-December last year, the state mines department had e-auctioned 41 mining plots in Bansi Paharpur area for the pink sandstones which are preferred for the construction of the Ayodhya temple.
Till date, around 212 pillars have been carved at Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas Karyashala (workshop) in Ayodhya. The VHP has been operating this workshop since the Ram Mandir movement began in the late 1990s. Most of these pillars from the workshop have been shifted to Ram Janmabhoomi.
“Almost every household in the country has donated something to Ram Mandir Trust,” said Priyanka Gandhi while addressing reporters on Thursday. “A door-to-door campaign was held too. It is a matter of devotion and that is being toyed with.