Ayodhya, Jun 26: Union minister Uma Bharti today said she cannot remain patient on the Ayodhya issue and demanded construction of a Ram temple at the earliest, a day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath urged Hindu seers to be patient.
Bharti offered prayers at the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi site here and met Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, senior VHP leader and chairman of the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas. "Now, I will not keep patient over the issue of Ram temple. We want construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya at the earliest," she said.
Bharti also suggested amendment to the Constitution for the construction of a Ram temple here. She said the construction of a temple is possible with a "national pledge". "Now the whole nation is waiting to witness the grand construction of the Ram temple. This is a great opportunity, if we miss it we will miss the moment of pride to be recorded in history," she said.
"Governments come and go but this time (Narendra) Modi and Yogi governments have got absolute majority. At this moment, the devotees of Lord Rama are waiting that our national pledge must be fulfilled," the minister said.
Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas member Ram Vilas Vedanti had yesterday said that Ram temple construction would start before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with or without court orders. After which, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had urged Hindu seers to be patient and follow the democratic process.