New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey on Friday claimed that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth has definitely drafted a plan to ensure that the Ram temple is constructed in Ayodhya. “Wait for the good news, let Diwali come” said Pandey, while speaking to reporters on the Ram janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.
“Yogi Ji mukhyamantri ke saath-saath bahut bade sant hain. Nishchit roop se unhone Ayodhya ke liye yojana banayi hai. Diwali aane dijiye,khushkhabri ki pratiksha kijiye…Mukhyamantri ke haathon wo yojana saamne aayegi to uchit hoga (Yogi Ji is a great saint along with the Chief Minister. He has drafted a plan for Ayodhya. Let Diwali come. An appropriate plane will come out in the hands of the CM),” said Pandey.
Earlier in the day, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had hinted at a fresh “mass agitation” akin to 1992 for constructing a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.
“We are confident that the Ram Mandir will be built soon… We have already waited too long for it and cannot wait indefinitely… If necessary, we shall launch a ‘jan andolan’ (mass agitation),” declared RSS General Secretary (Sarakaryavyah) Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi.
He urged the courts to take up sensitive cases like the Ram temple on priority and expressed confidence that all legal hurdles would be removed soon in this regard. Joshi reiterated the RSS demand that the government should consider enacting a law or promulgating an ordinance to pave the way for constructing the temple.
Notably, the RSS has been pressing for Ram Temple in Ayodhya and has found support in Shiv Sena as well while the Congress has been questioning the motive behind the timing of the demand.
On October 29, the Supreme Court had adjourned the hearing of the Ayodhya title suit case until January 2019. The apex court had adjourned the matter, which challenged the Allahabad High Court verdict of 2010 that ruled that the disputed land in Ayodhya should be divided into three parts for each party – the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lala.