Lucknow, Nov 15: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath yet again praised spiritual leader and Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for attempting to mediate on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. After meeting Sri Sri on Wednesday, Yogi Adityanath, while speaking to Zee News, said that talks were the only way out to find a solution to the dispute. He said that if not talks, the court will take a decision on Ayodhya.

Adityanath also said that he was ready to provide all help needed to both parties involved in negotiations on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

On Tuesday too, Yogi Adityanath welcomed the upcoming visit of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to Ayodhya. “Any effort of mediation and at any level is good and worth welcoming. 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 said.

On Wednesday, Sri Sri met Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow, a day ahead of his visit to Ayodhya. The AOL founder will also meet the members of the Shia Waqf Board today to reach consensus on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue. Sri Sri will visit Ayodhya on Thursday to mediate between the stakeholders of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has said he would open talks with stakeholders in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. His bid to mediate 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.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi hit out at the spiritual leader and said that he should not indulge in any 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.