Agenda for polls: After BJP, now RSS chief swears by Ram

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Mohan Bhagwat
Allahabad, Feb 7: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today backed VHP's resolution for building a Ram temple in Ayodhya, saying its construction is like establishing the "Indian identity".

"I have said that construction of the temple is like a movement to establish the country's self identity. It is an identity of our country and we have to establish it," he said speaking to reporters at the Kumbh Mela here.

The VHP has demanded that a bill be introduced in the Monsoon Session of Parliament so that Ram Janambhoomi land could be handed over to the Shri Ram Janambhoomi Nyas for construction of the Ram temple.

It adopted a resolution at the central advisory committee meeting yesterday asking the government in this regard failing which the "Hindu samaj will be compelled to launch a massive agitation".

When asked to comment on Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's Hindu terror remark, Bhagwat said Hindus don't indulge in violence.

"Violence and terrorism have never had a place in the RSS or the entire Sangh Parivar," said Bhagwat.

After BJP chief Rajnath Singh reaffirmed BJP's commitment to Ram temple on his arrival in Allahabad on Wednesday, Bhagwat set the code for the saffron party for next general election. According to him "If there is a joint effort, people work together then we can achieve what we have been wanting. We are moving in the right direction. So whatever is decided here, if we implement them then we can achieve it."

The fact that temple politics will be on the BJP's 2014 election manifesto has become clear with both the party chief as well as the head of the political outfit's parent body emphasising its need.

OneIndia News

(With agencies inputs)

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