New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav on Sunday raked up the Ram Temple issue and said that the party is fully committed to build a magnificent temple in Ayodhya. Talking to news agency ANI, he said, “The saints are not angry but are insisting there should be some forward movement on Ram temple issue. We’re equally committed; we are with the saints on the question of building Ram temple there. We are fully committed to building a magnificent temple in Ayodhya.”
His reaction came days after Akhada Parishad President had claimed that all the saints will gather in Ayodhya after Kumbh Mela 2019 ends and begin the construction of Ram Temple. Hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Narendra Giri had said that the party wants to keep the issue alive for upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Ram Madhav further said, “But as a government, we have to respect the judicial process, the matter is before the Supreme Court and we are hoping that the judgment on this matter comes soon. Once the judgment comes government will do whatever is possible within its powers to facilitate construction of the temple there.”
Earlier in the day, party president Amit Shah had said, “I want all parties to make their stand clear on the Ram temple issue. Our is clear, we want a temple on the same spot.”
Notably, the Supreme Court had deferred the hearing in the politically-sensitive Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute due to the unavailability of Justice S A Bobde.
“Ayodhya case won’t be taken up for hearing by the 5-judge constitution bench of Supreme Court on January 29 due to the non-availability of Justice Bobde,” the apex court had said in a statement. The court, however, is yet to announce a date on which the matter will be taken up.
During the last hearing on January 10, the apex court had said since Justice Lalit has opted out of the hearing in the matter, there was no option left but to adjourn the case “to fix a date of hearing and to draw up a time schedule for the hearing of the case”.