Taking a dig at the BJP government, the RSS on Sunday expressed their thought of why an act cannot be passed for construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya while a huge statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel can be built in Gujarat.
Addressing a public rally here, senior Sangh leader Dattatreya Hosablae said though a separate bench has been formed by the Supreme Court, which is hearing the Ayodhya title suits, no decision has been taken yet on the pending issue.
“If Sardar Patel’s statue can be erected on the banks of the Narmada river (in Gujarat), why an act cannot be passed to build a giant Ram temple?” questioned Hosabale, the Sah Sarkaryavaah or Joint General Secretary of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).
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“Then prime minister P V Narasimha Rao while speaking before the Supreme Court had stated that if the archaeological survey finds remains of a temple (at the site), the land would be made available for the temple. The excavation has found remains of the temple, but the court now says that this decision is not on its priority list,” Hosabale continued.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated an imposing 182-metre statue of the country’s first Home Minister, touted as the world’s tallest, on October 31 at Sadhu Bet near Sardar Sarovar Dam in Narmada district.
The rally was organised to mount pressure on the Centre for expediting the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
A three-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court had in 2010 ordered that the 2.77 acres of the disputed land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among three parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. There are at least 14 appeals filed against this high court judgement.