New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said that grand Ram temple should be constructed in Ayodhya only. His statement came while addressing a gathering a rally in Indore city of poll-bound Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh is all set to go for polls on November 28.
Talking to the reporter, Shah said, “We believe that grand RamMandir should be constructed at that place (in Ayodhya) only.”
It is to be noted that the political parties are trying to pressurize the saffron party for bringing an ordinance on the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who was in Ayodhya on two days visit, had asked BJP to declare a date for the construction of Ram Mandir. He had said, “Ram temple is a matter of faith and faith cannot be decided in court. You didn’t wait for even half-an-hour to implement demonetisation then why is there such a long delay for Ram temple?”
Shiv Sena’s Rajya Sabha lawmaker Sanjay Raut had created a flutter by saying that when Babri Masjid could be demolished in 17 minutes, why it was taking so long for a law to build a temple there. Congress has also often said that BJP only remembers Ram Temple only at the time of elections.
The demand of an ordinance on the construction of Ram temple came after the Supreme Court adjourned the Ayodhya title suit case hearing till next year.
The Babri Masjid, built by Mughal emperor Babur in Ayodhya in 1528, was, on December 6, 1992, razed to the ground allegedly by Hindu activists, claiming that the mosque was constructed after demolishing a Ram temple that originally stood there.
Earlier, a three-judge bench, by a 2:1 majority, refused to refer to a five-judge constitution bench the issue of reconsideration of the observations in its 1994 judgment that a mosque was not integral to Islam. The matter had arisen during the hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute.
An apex court bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the civil suit has to be decided on the basis of evidence, adding that the previous verdict has no relevance to this issue.