‘Modi should Bring Bill or Ordinance on Ayodhya’
New Delhi: With the Supreme Court turning down BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s petition for an early hearing in the Ram temple at Ayodhya case, Sangh Parivar affiliate Vishva Hindu Parishad has appealed to the Narendra Modi government to move a bill for construction of a grand temple at the disputed spot or issue an ordinance.
“The Supreme Court order today has further strengthened our case that this issue can only be resolved through Parliament. The courts will take their own time to come out with a verdict on the matter. People cannot wait any longer and their patience is running out,” VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain told ET.
Jain said the Modi government should move a bill in Parliament without further delay as this appears to be the only way out to resolve the vexatious Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute at Ayodhya. “Modi was not elected as the PM just for the sake of development but also for fulfilling someof thecoreissues.Hehastogiveareportcard tothevotersin2019 about his achievements when the next Lok Sabha polls are held,” Jain said.
It is clear the BJP and its sister organisations want to rake up this issue in the political arena.TheSangh’s g rowing impatience on the issue — along with the raking up of nationalism and the controversy over ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ — is polarising politics in UP that goes to polls in April 2017.
JainindicatedVHPhashighhopesfromModion theRamtempleissue.“Modi’sstyleof functioning is one of springing a surprise every now and then. He did that as CM of Gujarat and is full of surprises even as PM. His government should bring a bill on this issue and I am sure it will. One fine morning we may hear that Modi has issued an ordinance on building a Ram temple there,” Jain said.
VHP maintains that talks or a decision by the courts are the only other ways through which the dispute could be resolved but these have not borne fruit till now. “Five efforts at talks have been made bythreeprimeministers.Thereisnopointinholding any more talks. As for the courts, the matter is now with the apex court,” Jain said. “The day the landishandedovertouswewillstarttheconstruction. Stone carving is on and the material is reaching Ayodhya without any hurdles,” Jain said.
The VHP maintained that it was the Congress and SP which communalised the issue.
VHP’S SURENDRA JAIN