National

Uma Bharti Appreciates Uddhav Thackeray's Efforts For The Construction Of Ram Temple In Ayodhya

JAVED SAIFI | 0
2931
| November 26 , 2018 , 12:23 IST

After the Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray supported the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya which triggered the rumours that Shiv Sena is trying to steal the issue from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP).

Union Minister Uma Bharti on Monday said that BJP doesn't have a patent on Ram Mandir, Lord Ram is of all.  

“Yes, I appreciate Uddhav Thackeray for his effort. BJP doesn't have a patent on Ram Mandir, Lord Ram is of all. I appeal to everyone including SP, BSP, Akali Dal, Owaisi, Azam Khan etc to come forward and support the construction of the temple,” she said.

Thackeray was on the two-day visit to Ayodhya that completed on Sunday. He asked the Narendra Modi-led government to wake up on the issue.

Also Read: Scripture Says Build Ram Temple In Your Heart, Says Shashi Tharoor

Thackeray was quoted as saying, "I wish that the Ram temple is constructed at the earliest and that I get to come here to pay obeisance to Lord Ram. If it is not constructed, then I will have no choice but to come here with the determination to build the Ram temple.”

Thackeray also said the BJP government has a full majority, and yet it is not pushing for the Ram temple construction in Ayodhya. He demanded an ordinance to facilitate the construction.

“Unfortunately, the Ram temple has been made to be stuck in the legal tangle. To resolve it, the government will have to come with an ordinance… If the government has to be pressured [to build a Ram temple in India], there is nothing unfortunate than this,” he said.

The decade-long Ayodhya case has taken many turns till now, since December 6, 1992, when thousands of right-wing activists knocked down the Babri mosque in Ayodhya saying it was built on a Temple marking the birthplace of Lord Ram which was destroyed in the 16th century.

The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had listed hearing in January 2019 on a batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict trifurcating the disputed site in Ayodhya into three parts for Ram Lalla, Nirmohi Akhara and the original Muslim litigant.