Updated: October 31, 2018 5:22:28 pm
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Joint General Secretary Manmohan Vaidya Wednesday said the government should enact a law and construct the Ram temple in the same way Sardar Patel got Somnath temple rebuilt. “Ram temple is a matter of national pride and glory. Just like Sardar Patel got Somnath temple rebuilt, the government should acquire the land and hand over it for Ram temple construction. Govt should make law for that,” the RSS Sah Sarkaryavah said.
On Tuesday, a day after the Supreme Court deferred hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said: “sometimes, justice delayed is equivalent to injustice”. He said he was of the opinion that the issue should be resolved at the earliest. On the demand that the Centre bring a legislation to allow construction of the Ram temple, he said there are “other options”, and the best step should be considered.
Asked about the ordinance route, Adityanath said a solution through consensus is the best option, but there are other options too, and the best step should be considered. “Sarvaanumati se ho, to sabse uttam. Uske alawa bhi, aur bhi option hain… In sab mein jo bhi uttam hoga, wo kadam uthana chahiye (If there is consensus, that is the best. There are other options besides that… The best step should be considered),” he said, adding that the majority community and those who want peace and harmony favoured an immediate solution to the dispute. Read More
Earlier, in his Vijaydashmi speech, Mohan Bhagwat had also demanded ‘an appropriate and requisite law’ for the construction of Ram temple. “The government should clear the path for construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya through an appropriate and requisite law. The temple construction was necessary from the ‘self-esteem point of view’ and it will also pave way for an atmosphere of goodwill and oneness,” he had said.
Bhagwat had blamed politics for the delay in construction of the temple saying, “This matter of national interest is being obstructed by some fundamentalist elements and forces that play communal politics for selfish gains. Politics is delaying the construction of Ram Mandir. Despite such machinations, the decision on ownership of the land should be expedited and the government should clear the path for the construction of the ‘grand temple through an appropriate and requisite law’.” Read More
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