New Delhi: Adding his voice to the clamour over Ram Temple was Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday. Addressing media, Prasad said, “People of the country expect the Ram Temple to be constructed in Ayodhya. As a citizen, I would like to say that this issue has been pending for the last 70 years, it should be resolved as soon as possible.”

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently clarified that the Government would take the ordinance route only after the judicial process was over, right-wing organisations like the VHP have been cornering the Government over why an ordinance cannot be promulgated. Only yesterday, VHP chief VS Kokje is reported to have said that if the BJP-led government at the Centre makes a law paving way for the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya, it will surely win the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

“If the government makes law on Ram Temple, it will surely win the Lok Sabha elections 2019 but the government is thinking that if a law is made by it then it would be challenged in court,” he had said.

On the same day, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev also said that the government should take an initiative for the construction of Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya as the possibility of a quick judgement by the Supreme Court on the issue was low.

“Either the Supreme Court or the government should do something for the construction (of Ram Temple). There aren’t many possibilities of a quick judgment by the court. So I think the government should take an initiative,” Ramdev said.

The statement came on a day when the Supreme Court cancelled the January 29 hearing in the politically sensitive Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute case as one member of the five-judge Constitution bench would not be available.