Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that the Supreme Court must deliver its judgment on the issue of Ram temple and if it is unable to do so, the top court should "hand it over to us". “If the court can’t decide, let us take it forward. We will resolve the Ram Temple issue in 24 hours,” CM Adityanath was quoted as saying by IANS.
When asked whether he would resolve the issue of Ram temple through negotiations or by wielding the stick, Adityanath smiled and replied: "First let the court hand over the issue to us".
"I will still appeal to the court to dispose of the dispute soon. On September 30, 2010, the Allahabad High Court division bench gave its verdict not on the issue of division of land but upheld the view that the Babri structure was built by demolishing a Hindu temple or memorial. The Archaeological Survey of India, on the High Court's orders, carried out excavations and in its report admitted that the Babri structure was built by demolishing a Hindu temple or a memorial," the CM said.
"By adding the title dispute unnecessarily, the Ayodhya dispute is being prolonged. We appeal to the Supreme Court to give us justice at the earliest, to the satisfaction of millions of people, so that it can become a symbol of people's faith. But if there is an unnecessary delay, institutions may lose people's trust," he added.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister exuded confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win more seats in the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections than it did in 2014.
When asked why the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre had not brought an ordinance on Ayodhya, the chief minister said the matter was sub judice. "Parliament cannot discuss matters that are sub judice. We are leaving it to the court. Had the court given justice based on the 1994 affidavit filed by the then central government, a good message could have gone to the country. It would have been a nice example. But this unnecessary delay is causing a situation where people's patience is fast running out."
With Agency Inputs