The Supreme Court on Friday referred the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case for mediation by a panel headed by former apex court judge F M I Kallifulla and gave it eight weeks to complete the process.
Maurya said even Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has to say 'Jai Mata Di' in West Bengal. "And I feel the day is not far when you will hear (BSP chief) Mayawati chanting Jai Shri Ram," the UP Deputy Chief Minister said. "All these indicate our (BJP's) ideological victory," he asserted.
Maurya said if the grand Ram temple was built, it will be a "true tribute" to VHP stalwart Ashok Singhal, Mahant Sri Ramchandra Das Paramhans (former head of the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas in Ayodhya) and karsewaks who sacrificed their lives.
Yogi Adityanath, who was in Sidharthnagar to review and launch schemes and projects, said his government was working on a war-footing for the upliftment and security of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and that there should not be any violence in the name of “Bharat Bandh”.
The bypolls were necessitated after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the deputy chief minister vacated the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats respectively, following their election to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council.
The byelections were in fact necessitated by CM Yogi Adityanath and Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya resigning from Gorakhpur and Phulpur seats, respectively, last September following their election to the UP Legislative Council.