RSS has higher expectations of Cen­tre on Ay­o­d­hya Ram tem­ple

Hindustan Times (Ranchi) - - Front Page - Sm­riti Kak Ra­machan­dran let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com ■

NEWDELHI: The rank and file of the Rashtriya Swayam­se­vak Sangh (RSS), the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ide­o­log­i­cal fount, is un­happy with ef­forts by the lat­ter in terms of a leg­is­la­tion that will en­able the build­ing of a tem­ple at the dis­puted Ram Jan­mab­hoomi site, se­nior func­tionar­ies of the or­gan­i­sa­tion said on con­di­tion of anonymity. Thus far, BJP MP from the Ra­jya Sabha Rakesh Sinha has said he will move a pri­vate mem­ber’s bill on the tem­ple; a few min­is­ters not con­nected with the is­sue have com­mented on the pos­si­bil­ity of a law or the need for one, and top govern­ment func­tionar­ies ad­dress­ing a back­ground brief­ing last week em­pha­sised the fact that the govern­ment has the power to bring about a law to the ef­fect.

Ac­cord­ing to the RSS func­tionar­ies, at sev­eral meet­ings af­ter the Supreme Court de­cided to de­fer the hear­ing of the Ram Jan­mab­hoomi case to Jan­uary, the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s cadre pushed their top lead­er­ship to take up the mat­ter with the govern­ment, say­ing the de­ci­sion could not be left to the top court.

“There was una­nim­ity on the need to move the is­sue from the do­main of the ju­di­ciary to a par­lia­men­tary fo­rum. The cadre re­layed to the top brass that the govern­ment’s am­bi­gu­ity on the is­sue and wait­ing for the court de­ci­sion would prove coun­ter­pro­duc­tive for the Sangh and the BJP,” said a se­nior RSS func­tionary.

BJP MP FROM THE RA­JYA SABHA RAKESH SINHA HAS SAID HE WILL MOVE A PRI­VATE MEM­BER’S BILL ON THE TEM­PLE

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