New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue Rakesh Sinha on Thursday said that he would bring a private member bill in Parliament for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya and asked the opposition leaders if they would support it. Also Read - 'Lifesaving Medicines Should be Made Available to Indians First', Says Rahul Gandhi After Govt Approves HCQ Export
Announcing his decision to introduce a bill on Ram temple in a series of tweets, the BJP MP asked what Congress president Rahul Gandhi, RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, BSP chief Mayawati, and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury’s position will be. Also Read - What Next? Govt Must Spell Out Future Plan Post 21-day Lockdown to Avoid Chaos, Says Congress
Will Rahul Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury, Lalu Prasad, Mayawati support the private member bill on Ayodhya? They frequently ask the date (as to when construction of Ram temple will start). Now the onus on them,” Sinha said in a tweet. Also Read - 'Light a Diya of Reason, Not Superstition', Congress' Kapil Sibal Mocks PM Modi's Appeal to Nation
In another tweet, he said, “People who keep complaining to BJP and RSS and ask when the Ram Mandir will be built, I have a straight question for them- would they support my private member bill on Ram Mandir?”
“Will write Preface (introduction) of my private member bill on Ram temple in Ayodhya. (I) request the people who keep asking the questions to send me feedback,” Rakesh Sinha tweeted. He further said that if Rahul Gandhi, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Majawati ji, N Chandrababu Naidu ask him to visit their residences to know their feedback on the private member bill on the construction of the Ram Mandir, he “would go to know their valuable opinion”.
He said a legislation for building a grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya had been necessitated as the Supreme Court, which was hearing the matter, was taking too long to decide. “How many days the Supreme Court took to give a verdict on Article 377, Jallikattu, Sabarimala? But Ayodhya is not a priority for decades and decades. It is a top priority of Hindu society,” Sinha said.