UP Deputy CM Maurya pitches for Bill in Parliament to build Ram Mandir at Ayodhya
Lucknow, Aug 20: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Monday dropped a big hint on the constriction of Ram Mandir and said the government could opt for the legislative route in Parliament for the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya.
"People have faith that Supreme Court's judgement will come soon and obstacles in the constructions of Ram Mandir will be removed. Either the judgement will come soon or we'll find a solution through dialogue.
Third option of passing a law in the Parliament is also open, " the deputy chief minister admitted that Modi led NDA government at the centre may opt for the legislative route in Parliament for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.
We do not have the required strength in the Parliament at present - our strength in Rajya Sabha is less - so it stands to be defeated even if we introduce it. Every devotee of Lord Ram knows this. The Court will soon give its judgement, he added.
If a grand Ram temple is built in Ayodhya it will be a tribute to Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal, Mahant Sri Ramchandra Das Paramhans and Kar Sewaks who sacrificed their lives, Maurya said.
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court had said that the politically sensitive Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid case was purely a "land dispute" and will be dealt with in the normal course. It further said those who have tried to wade into the matter before it as parties will have to wait as the case before it was a "pure land dispute".
In 2010, Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court, in a 2:1 majority verdict, had ordered that the disputed land be partitioned equally among three parties - the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.