Surat, May 27: BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday asserted that his party was not on the backfoot on the Ram temple issue and a decision in this regard would be taken at the right time.
Shah's statement came a day after he said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lacked the numbers in the Lok Sabha to address core issues such as the construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya, Uniform Civil Code and abolition of the Constitution's Article 370 giving Jammu and Kashmir a special status.
"We are not at all on the backfoot on the Ram temple issue. The party will take a decision at the right time," Shah told reporters here.
"The case is pending before the Supreme Court. As and when the judgment of the Supreme Court comes, we will follow it and everybody else also must respect it," Shah said. [Court will decide on powers of Delhi Govt, Centre: Amit Shah]
"We also believe that another way of construction of Ram temple is to resolve the issue by talks with all the parties. We can also find a way through an out-of-court settlement. Both the options are open for us," he said.
Shah, however, denied that he had said anything on the Ram temple issue while addressing the media at the party headquarters in Delhi.
"Yesterday, no one said anything on the Ram temple; neither the person who asked the question nor the person who answered that question," he clarified.
"There is no helplessness on Kashmir issue. Article 370 is not only an issue of Jammu and Kashmir government, but it needs two-thirds majority," Shah said.