Ahead of UP elections, RSS hopeful that Ram temple will be built

The Sangh also favours a ban on Pakistani artistes amid high tensions along the borders.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 27, 2016 6:40 pm

RSS is hopeful that the Supreme Court will give an early verdict to pave the way for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader said Thursday amid renewed focus on the issue in the run up to assembly elections in UP.

The Sangh also favours a ban on Pakistani artistes amid high tensions along the borders. However, issues like prohibiting import of Chinese products should be left to society, RSS’ Delhi state general secretary Bharat Bhushan told mediapersons.

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“The Ram temple is central to our faith and a temple should come up at the Ram Janmabhoomi site, which has been made clear by the Allahabad High Court verdict. It is a matter of few days, months or years.

“The country wants that a big temple is set up. The matter is before the Supreme Court and we expect that the court gives an early verdict in the matter. We expect this issue should be resolved early,” Bhushan said.

Asked about demand made by some for day-to-day hearing, he said, “It has nothing to do with Uttar Pradesh elections”.

On banning Pakistani artistes, the RSS leader said though art is a universal subject, “artistes coming here and not condemning terror and criticising those who raised the issue should be banned”, especially in view of the heightened tensions along the borders.

Asked if Chinese products should be banned, he said, “Some things are best left to society and the issue of Chinese products should also be decided by the society and not by us”.

Bharat Bhushan stressed that the country should be self reliant in manufacturing all products and cited the example of RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch raising the issue of banning import of Chinese medicines.

The RSS leader was speaking about the just-concluded RSS National executive meeting, where the Sangh passed two resolutions against the violent attacks on its leaders and workers in Kerala and West Bengal, besides against the spread of terrorism in the country and other problems faced by society.