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Ram Temple Will Be Built, SC, Administration & Nation is Ours: BJP MLA Mukut Bihari Verma

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| September 9 , 2018 , 18:40 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Mukut Bihari Verma on Saturday triggered a row by saying that the “Supreme Court is ours” while talking about the issue of construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.

The minister while speaking to a batch of reporters said, “BJP has come to power on the issue of development but Ram Mandir will be constructed as it is our determination The matter is in Supreme Court and the SC is ours. The judiciary, administration, the nation as well as the Ram Temple belong to us.

The statement comes at a time when the matter is lying pending with the bench of highest judicial body – the Supreme Court.

Immediately after making this controversial statement, the minister tried to downplay it. Issuing a clarification, he said, "[By saying that the] Supreme Court is ours, I mean that we are residents of this country and we believe in the Supreme Court. I never said that it belongs to our government."

Earlier this year, Deputy CM of Uttar Pradesh had said, “At present, in Parliament, we do not have adequate strength. Because even if we bring the matter in Lok Sabha, our strength in the Rajya Sabha is less, and it will definitely be defeated. Every devotee of Lord Ram knows this. The court will soon give its judgment."

He had also said, "The day we have the strength, it will be constructively used and not misused (Lekin Jis din hamare paas takat hogaa, uss takat ka sadpuyog hoga, durpayog nahi hoga)."