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Vishva Hindu Parishad digs heels for Ram mandir ordinance, says Hindus can't wait till eternity

In His First Interview Of 2019, The Prime Minister Made It Clear That Ordinance On Ram Temple Will Be Considered Only After Legal Process Gets Over.

Agencies | Updated on: 02 Jan 2019, 02:05:32 PM

New Delhi:

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Wednesday said Hindus cannot wait "till eternity" for the court's decision on Ram Temple and asserted that the only way forward is to enact a legislation for its construction. The VHP's comment came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested that any decision on an ordinance on Ram temple can happen only after the completion of the judicial process but stressed the government was ready to make all efforts to fulfill its responsibility. The VHP, considering the overall situation, continues to be of the firm view that the Hindu society cannot be expected to wait till eternity for a court decision, VHP international working president Alok Kumar told reporters.

"The only appropriate way forward is to enact a legislation clearing the way for the construction of a grand Ram Temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi now," he added. PM Modi's comments on Tuesday had come amidst heightened demands by Hindutava organisations, including the RSS, for an ordinance for an early construction of the temple in Ayodhya. Defying Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) demand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday had refused to bring a special Ordinance for the construction of Ram Temple at Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya. In an interview with news agency ANI, the prime minister made it clear that Ordinance on Ram Temple will be considered only after legal process gets over. “Let the judicial process be over. After the judicial process is over, whatever will be our responsibility as the government, we are ready to make all efforts,” the prime minister said when asked whether his government would consider the demand of an Ordinance on Ram Temple by his party’s ideological patriarch RSS.

As 2019 Lok Sabha elections are approaching the nation, the demand for the construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya gained momentum with Hindu hard-line groups the RSS, the VHP and their other allies making strongest push. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat himself had demanded the government to bring a low for the construction of Ram Temple.

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First Published : 02 Jan 2019, 02:05:12 PM