New Delhi: The Congress continued its attack on the Modi Government on Monday as well. Senior party leader Digvijaya Singh said, “The Modi government failed on all aspects. The BJP government and specifically, Modi ji failed.” On the contentious Ram temple issue and the possibility of the Centre bringing an ordinance for the same, he said, ” They remember Lord Ram only before elections. There’s no problem in building Ram temple, but why do want to make it on disputed land? If you want it on disputed land, you must accept the court’s order,” as quoted by ANI. (Also read: No Need to Bring an Ordinance For Ram Temple, Says Athawale)
The Congress has been accusing the BJP of raising the temple issue only when elections are around the corner. A day after the SC adjourned the Ayodhya title suit hearing till next year, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said, “The court will decide when the Ayodhya case be heard. It can’t be decided by the BJP or the Congress.”
On the Hindu outfits’ demand for a legislation, Sibal said, “If they want to make a law, then make it. The Congress hasn’t stopped them.” Reiterating party colleague P Chidambaram’s stance that the BJP raises the temple issue around election time, Sibal said, “This issue is raised as elections approach. Have they been sleeping for the last four years?”
The RSS has been insisting on an early decision on the issue and that if there are any hurdles in the path of Ram temple construction at the site, the government should bring a law soon. “The Supreme Court should take an early decision and if there is any difficulty, the Government should make a law to remove hurdles in the construction of the Ram temple to grant land at the Ram Janmabhoomi site,” Arun Kumar, the RSS spokesman, said.
BJP’s estranged ally Shiv Sena also stressed that the Ram temple is an issue of faith and demanded that the government come out with an Ordinance soon. Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that the onus was on the BJP to prove themselves in the Ram Temple case. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) said Hindus cannot wait eternally for a court judgement on the Ayodhya land dispute case and asked the government to bring a law for building a Ram temple.