With 2019 Elections Closing In, Building Of Ram Temple Becomes The Talk Of Town
Bhartiya Janata Party’s President, Amit Shah, took his party’s stand on construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya as soon as possible. He asked other parties to not act as a hurdle in this case. Amit Shah also accused Congress of obstructing the Ayodhya case verdict through its lawyers, reported India Today.
Amit Shah made a statement one day after Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat addressed a gathering on the Ayodhya issue. Mohan Bhagwat had announced that if the Modi-led government does not start Ram Mandir construction within six months, they will have to face the consequences. This statement was made by Mohan Bhagwat because of Supreme Court’s order on the issue.
Shiv Sena’s take on Ayodhya Case
Shiv Sena stated that the Ayodhya issue should not be dragged on like Kashmir issue, which is still awaiting a resolution. It also questioned why Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) does not hold Prime Minister, and other BJP party leaders answerable for the delay in construction of the temple, instead of blaming judges who are hearing the case.
“The construction of Ram temple should not become as complicated as that of Jammu and Kashmir, where no solution is in sight in near future,” the Sena said in an editorial of its party mouthpiece “Saamana”, reported Economic Times.
BJP proposed to Supreme Court to release the excess area around the disputed land and hand it over to Ram Janmabhoomi Vyas. The Sena said that temple construction can continue on the non-disputed land and Mughal King Babar’s successors will not come to claim the disputed land which is only 0.313 acre.
Kumbh Mela becomes “discussion campus” of Ayodhya case
Last week on Thursday, powerful leaders of Hindu religious group, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, held a two-day meeting to discuss how to go about starting the Ram temple construction work in the temple town of Ayodhya.
One of the influential Hindu religious saints Swaroopanand Saraswati announced that saints will commence their march towards Ayodhya and lay the foundation stone for the temple construction on February 21, reported NDTV. A replica of Ram temple is positioned outside the entrance of Kumbh Mela venue. It became the centre of attraction for visitors to pose near it and take photographs and click selfies.
No date fixed for next hearing
A five-judge constitution bench could not conduct hearing on Ayodhya case on January 29. Due to non-availability of one of the judges Justice SA Bobde, the hearing date has been postponed. However, there has been no announcement of the next hearing of the case.
ANI tweeted on January 27, “Ayodhya case won’t be taken up for hearing by the 5-judge constitution bench of Supreme Court on January 29 due to the non-availability of Justice SA Bobde.”