Modi at Madison Square. (Source: Narendramodi.in)

Modi Says Ordinance On Ram Mandir Only After Judicial Process

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today clarified that his administration will decide on bringing an ordinance for Ayodhya’s Ram temple issue only after the judicial process is completed.

“Let the judicial process be over,” Modi said in an interview to news agency ANI. “After the judicial process is over, whatever will be our responsibility as the government, we are ready to make all efforts.”

Modi said that the judicial process was being slowed because Congress lawyers were creating “obstacles” in the Supreme Court. “We have said in our BJP manifesto that a solution would be found to this issue under the ambit of the Constitution.”

The matter will be heard by the Supreme Court on Jan. 4.

Here are the other takeaways from Modi’s interview.

On Urjit Patel

He himself requested (to resign) on personal reasons. I am revealing for the first time. He was telling me about it for the past six-seven months before his resignation. He gave it even in writing. No question of political pressure. He did a good job as RBI governor
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

Also read: Modi Says Urjit Patel Wanted To Resign Six To Seven Months Earlier Because Of Personal Reasons

On Demonetisation

  This wasn’t a jhatka. We had warned people a year before, that if you have such wealth (black money), you can deposit it, pay penalties and you will be helped out. However, they thought Modi too would behave like others so very few came forward voluntarily  
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

Elections 2019

It is going to be ‘Janta’ versus ‘gathbandhan’. Modi is just a manifestation of public love and blessings.  
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

On Congress

It is a fact that those considered first family, who ran the country for four generations, are out on bail, that too for financial irregularities. It is a big thing. A set of people, who are at their service, are trying to suppress such information and push other narratives.  
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

On Surgical Strikes

I knew it was a big risk. I never care about any political risk to me.  
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

Watch the full interview here.