Delay in Ram Temple Construction Making Hindus Anxious, Says BJP
Reacting to RSS’ allegation that the Ayodhya issue was being delayed, BJP national secretary Ram Madhav said on Saturday, 3 November, that Hindus were getting “anxious” over the construction of Ram temple.
Madhav’s statement comes a day after Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi alleged that Hindus were “insulted” that the Supreme Court did not consider Ayodhya issue a priority.
Madhav told news agency ANI:
The Supreme Court had itself spoken about holding hearings on the issue from 29 October in front of a fresh bench. Now the Supreme Court is saying the bench will be hear it three months later, in January. The Hindu community and all the organisations supporting Ram Mandir are anxious. The RSS has articulated that.Ram Madhav, BJP National Secretary
Union Minister PP Chaudhary also said that a law can be made so the Ram temple can be constructed.
Ram Mandir should be constructed, the case is in Supreme Court and we want it to be decided quickly. I can’t say about the government but my personal opinion is that if there is a judicial delay, then a law can be made.PP Chaudhary, Union Minister
On Friday, 2 November, Joshi had said Hindus were feeling "insulted" by the Supreme Court's declaration that the Ayodhya issue is not a priority and insisted that an ordinance would be needed if all options run out.
After a three-day RSS conclave in Maharashtra, its general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi said the organisation "will not hesitate to launch an agitation for Ram temple, if needed, but since the matter is in the Supreme Court, there are restrictions."
Court Needs to Think Over Delay, Says RSS Secretary
Addressing the media, Suresh Joshi, general secretary of RSS, said that the court needs to think over the delay in giving verdict on the Ayodhya title case dispute.
“Some things need to be dealt with patiently. The government works in accordance with both courts and constitution. But I also request the courts to think over this. Demand for temple has been there. But the delay is only hurting sentiments,” said Joshi.
RSS’ comments come in the backdrop of the 29 October order on the Ayodhya title suit case, which adjourned the matter until January.
“We had expected good news before Diwali. But unfortunately, the three-judge bench adjourned the matter. It is within the powers of the court to do that,” Joshi said.
Joshi said that an ordinance for the matter should be brought in if need be.
“Making laws, bringing ordinances is the government’s job. If there is no option left, an ordinance should be brought in,” he said.
Asked if anything was discussed with Bharatiya janata Party President Amit Shah, who met with the rank and file of RSS on Friday morning, Joshi said that the issue was discussed but he cannot divulge any details.
When asked how soon the RSS expects the verdict from apex court, Joshi said that the verdict would have been pronounced long back if the RSS had the authority to dictate time frames to the courts.
Will Launch 1992-Like Mass Movement, If Needed
Joshi also said that if need be, the RSS will launch a 1992-like mass movement to push their demand.
“Lord Ram is in everybody’s hearts but he manifests only via temples. We want the temple to be built. There are some hurdles in the way and we expect the court to understand Hindu sentiments,” said Joshi.
Commenting on whether he would try to gather support from other parties for an ordinance, particularly the BJP and Shiv Sena, Joshi said that the RSS considers all those who are demanding the temple to be on its side.
“BJP and Shiv Sena should speak for themselves. But all those who are pushing for it, we consider them to be on the same page. We expect them all to support us. As long as the court does not give its verdict, it'll be difficult for the government to decide on anything,” he said.
Good News on Ayodhya Issue After Diwali, Says UP BJP Chief
Speaking on the Ram Mandir, Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made a plan for Ayodhya for sure.
“Along with being the Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath is also a very big saint. He has certainly made a plan for Ayodhya. Let Diwali come, wait for the good news. It’ll be apt if the Chief Minister reveals the plan himself,” Pandey said.