New Delhi: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday reiterated its demand for an ordinance on Ram temple. In a statement, the outfit said, “Hindu society cannot be expected to wait till eternity for a court decision. The only way forward is to enact legislation clearing the way for the construction of a grand temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi.”Also Read - Jai Hind Writes Jonty Rhodes, Thanks PM Modi And Says His Whole Family Celebrates Republic Day With India
The VHP, as well as the RSS, have both been pressing for legislation on Ram temple. The Government hasn’t been forthcoming on the issue till PM Narendra Modi, in an interview on January 1, said that any decision on bringing an ordinance on Ram temple could be considered only after the judicial process got over. Also Read - Republic Day 2022: PM Narendra Modi's Personal Message to Chris Gayle On India's 73rd Republic Day
“We have said in our BJP manifesto that a solution would be found to this issue under the ambit of the Constitution,” the Prime Minister said about the Ram temple matter when asked whether the issue had been relegated to the backburner. Also Read - Netaji's Statue Will Inspire Democratic Values, Future Generations, Says PM Modi After Unveiling His Hologram
Meanwhile, in its Dharma Sansad in December, the RSS’ executive head Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi addressed thousands of VHP members and said that bringing in a law was the only option for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Joshi said, “We have no conflict with any community, We are not begging but expressing sentiments. Making law is the only option for Ram temple. The movement will continue till commitment is fulfilled.”
He added that they weren’t begging for the construction Ram Mandir but were just expressing their emotions. “Those in power today had promised to construct Ram Temple. They should listen to people and fulfil the demand of temple in Ayodhya. They are aware of the sentiments,” he said. “We are not begging for it. We are expressing our emotions. The country wants ‘Ram Rajya’,” he added.