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Nearly 500 MPs want Ram temple in Ayodhya: VHP

Conceding that the official stand of their political parties might be different, Jain insisted that these MPs want the temple in Ayodhya.

New Delhi | Published: January 9, 2016 4:43 am
Artists carve stones at a workshop at Kar Sevak Puram in Ayodhya on Thursday. (PTI photo) Artists carve stones at a workshop at Kar Sevak Puram in Ayodhya on Thursday. (Source: PTI file photo)

The VHP on Friday claimed it has approval of almost 500 Lok Sabha MPs for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Making a fresh pitch for construction of the temple at the disputed site, it said the public cannot wait endlessly for the court decision and that Parliament must act now.

“In the last few months we have spoken to around 500 MPs. Almost all of them want a temple in Ayodhya. The vested interests of some leaders cannot keep the feelings of MPs hostage forever,” VHP Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain told The Indian Express.

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Jain refused to name the MPs or offer evidence of their consent for the construction. Conceding that the official stand of their political parties might be different, Jain insisted that these MPs want the temple in Ayodhya.

“We want to begin construction before the next Lok Sabha polls. If courts cannot decide the issue, let Parliament pass a bill. We are hopeful that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will ensure that construction begins during his term. It was also in his agenda,” Jain added.

“We are going ahead with our preparations. We are only waiting to receive possession of the land,” he said.

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    Just thought
    Jan 9, 2016 at 3:47 am
    Please also carve RIP BHARATon the stone
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      Bhagwandas Gupta
      Jan 11, 2016 at 11:15 am
      In my opinion it will never be possible to construct Ram temple in Ayodhya as per the wishes of V.H.P. at disputed site .It is only a burning issue for political gains of V.H.P and B.J.P. Elections will come and go ,governments will be formed or dissolved but dispute will re.main dispute.No govt or no any political party want sincerely to construct the Ram temple in Ayodhya. So long Muslims are in INDIA , and their mandate matters in elections it should not even be imagined about the Temple construction .It is a burning issue for Elections and will remain.It is a good idea to be fool HINDUS to gather votes at the time of elections and nothing else.It is just like Kashmir Issue which will never be solved. without issues there is no value of political party in elections.I am also a Hindu and ardent follower of RAM but I do not find any truth which is likely to be happened.
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        Bijan Mohanty
        Jan 9, 2016 at 12:19 pm
        Since UP election is approaching, and BJP and Narendra Modi are sitting with zero performance score card, Mandir issue has to be pushed for getting votes.
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          Pavi
          Jan 10, 2016 at 6:04 am
          Hundred crore people in India want Ram temple to be constructed in Ayodhya. The issue cannot remain hostage to vested interests of few politicians for too long. Ram Mandir in Ayodhya will be built, either before 2019 or later.
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            Pavi
            Jan 10, 2016 at 6:06 am
            They will carve "RIP Anti-Hindu Pseudo-Secularism" on it.
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