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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat urges Centre to clear way for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 18 Oct 2018, 05:49:41 PM

New Delhi:

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday demanded a law to clear way for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya, saying it will lead to an atmosphere of goodwill and oneness.

The government should clear the path for construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya through an appropriate and requisite law, Bhagwat said while addressing his annual Vijayadashmi address in Nagpur, the last before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

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The Ram temple construction was necessary from the “self-esteem point of view” and it will also pave way for an atmosphere of goodwill and oneness, the RSS chief said.

“The construction of the temple is necessary from the self-esteem point of view, it will also pave the way for an atmosphere of goodwill and oneness in the country,” he said in his address.

The sangh has been associated with sentiments of crores of country men in the efforts for construction of a magnificent Ram temple at the birthplace of Lord Rama, who is the personification of life energy of the nation and icon of upholding the dharma, he said.

“The place of janmabhoomi is yet to be allocated for the construction of the temple although all kinds of evidence have affirmed that there was a temple at that place,” Bhagwat was quoted as saying by PTI.

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A few elements are presenting various interventions in the judicial process to stall the court judgment, he said.

“This matter of national interest is being obstructed by some fundamentalist elements and forces that play communal politics for selfish gains. Politics is delaying the construction of Ram Mandir,” he said.

Bhagwat then urged the government to expedite its decision on the ownership of the land and clear the path for the building of the Ram temple “through an appropriate and requisite law”.

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First Published : 18 Oct 2018, 11:37:03 AM