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PM Modi Says, Government Will Make Every Possible Effort  After The Judicial Process Is Over On Ram Mandir

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| January 1 , 2019 , 19:11 IST

PM Modi during his first interview in 2019 on Tuesday made it clear that Ordinance on Ram Temple can be considered only after legal process gets over.

Asked whether the government could consider issuing an Ordinance on Ram temple, the Prime Minister answered "Let the judicial process be over. After the judicial process is over, whatever will be our responsibility as the government, we are ready to make all efforts.".

The Prime Minister was asked why an Ordinance cannot be promulgated to facilitate Ram temple construction when a similar step was taken to ban instant Triple Talaq.

In response, Modi said, "the Triple Talaq ordinance was brought after the Supreme Court verdict, in the light of the Supreme Court verdict." He was referring to the Supreme Court's ruling in 2017, banning the practice of Triple Talaq among the Muslims.

Subsequently, the government issued an Ordinance and brought a bill in Parliament. The bill has been passed by the Lok Sabha and is before the Rajya Sabha.

Modi also said, "Nobody can deny that those sitting in the governments in the last 70 years have tried their best to stall a solution to this (Ayodhya) issue."

The matter is slated to be heard by the Supreme Court on January 4. Petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court for day-to-day hearing in the case.

He further said, "We have said in our BJP manifesto that a solution would be found to this issue under the ambit of the Constitution."

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PM Modi also reiterated that it was the Congress which was slowing down the judicial process. "In the court, Congress lawyers, who are creating obstacles, should stop. Let the judicial process take its own course," he said.

"Don't weigh it in political terms... I beseech the Congress, for the sake of national peace and amity, they should stop its lawyers from stalling this (Ayodhya issue) in the court," he added.