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Veil off seer Sunday date

Chennai, June 24: Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati tonight confirmed that he had held talks with VHP working president Ashok Singhal late on Sunday night.

Bombarded by media queries all through yesterday about the hush-hush flying visit, sources close to the seer said Singhal had driven down to Kancheepuram from Chennai and had briefly been closeted with the seer.

The seer had updated Singhal on the Ayodhya developments only in general terms and had not specifically discussed the proposals sent to the Muslim personal law board, they said.

Yesterday, the Kanchi mutt had declined to confirm the meeting amid rumours that the leaders had spoken over phone.

“The acharya wants to be left alone from all media queries till July 7,” a source said. The Muslim personal law board meets that day to discuss the seer’s Ayodhya proposals.

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