Mr Tripathi speaks on the viral picture of PM Narendra Modi with BJP chief Lal Krishna Advani

Days after the picture of Prime Minister along with Former BJP chief Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi went viral on social media, an interesting story or a trivia was revealed by the person who had a click that picture in 1991 when the BJP leaders had come to Ayodhya for Darsan of Ram Lalla. Veteran photojournalist Mahendra Tripathi recalls the picture and the moment, saying how he had unintentionally asked Modi, then a rising leader in the BJP ranks, when will he visit Ayodhya next to which he replied: “the day the Mandir will be built”.

What were mere words and promise then have turned out to be a reality 3 decades later with PM Modi all set to visit the temple town on August 5 to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ram Mandir?

Times Now speaks with the man who clicked the iconic picture.

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