BJP 'committed' to building Ram temple in Ayodhya
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday expressed its commitment to constructing a Ram temple in Ayodhya, saying that it is the aspiration of crores of Hindus in the country and the party would wait for the Supreme Court's verdict on the issue. The case is currently before the Supreme Court.
"As far as the issue of construction of the grand temple for Lord Ram is concerned, our party's position has been consistent. We have always favoured the construction of grand temple in Ayodhya. That is the aspiration and sentiment of crores of people, Hindus in this country,” party spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao told reporters.
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Rao said that though there was a demand for a section of leaders to bring an ordinance on the Temple, the party understands the people’s sentiments.
"We are waiting for the verdict of the honourable Supreme Court and we want the process for the Ram temple construction to begin thereafter… We are committed to it but then we want this to happen either through the court verdict or through some kind of settlement among the communities, but that has not come forth. So we will have to wait for the court verdict," Rao said.
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Meanwhile, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad demand the government and the BJP for an early settlement of the issue. On Thursday in Nagpur, VHP Chief Mohan Bhagwat urged the government in his annual Vijayadashmi address to clear the path for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya through an Bhagwat said some of the Congress leaders have been trying to delay the verdict of the Supreme Court on the issue by using their own "lawyer-politician" to create huddles in the way of constructing the Ram temple.
The next hearing in the Ayodhya case is scheduled for October 29.