New Delhi, Nov 15: Bharatiya Janata Party National General Secretary Ram Madhav has snubbed the idea of Art of Living Founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar mediating with stakeholders on the Ram Temple-Babri Masjid dispute. Speaking to ANI on Wednesday, Ram Madhav said, “Ram Temple matter is in Supreme Court, and I think we should let the legal process be complete, other discussions can be held after that.”
Madhav’s statement comes even as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has welcomed Sri Sri’s move. Adityanath, who met Sri Sri on Wednesday before the AOL founder heads to Ayodhya tomorrow, said that any such move to mediate between the two parties was welcome. Adityanath said that talks were the only way out to find a solution to the dispute. He said that if no consensus is reached through talks, the court will take a decision on Ayodhya.
“Talks had begun earlier also and one party always excluded itself from it, so the problem is not that there should be talks, but that both parties should agree to it. Good results can come out of such talks, but the intention should be right,” Adityanath had earlier said.
Sri Sri was earlier also criticised by AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, who had said that the AOL founder must “not indulge in kite flying.” “All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has clearly stated that they will not accept any such offer. He( Sri Sri Ravishankar) should not indulge in any kite flying,” Owaisi said.
Sri Sri will visit Ayodhya on Thursday to mediate between the stakeholders of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. The AOL founder has said he would open talks with stakeholders in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. His move came after the Supreme Court, earlier this year, suggested that an out-of-court settlement was the best recourse to the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute. The apex court will commence the final hearing of the case from December 5.