On Thursday, October 18, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said in his customary Vijayadashmi speech that construction of Lord Ram temple is necessary from the self-esteem point of view and government should clear the path for the construction of temple through appropriate and requisite law.
During his 80 minute long speech, Sarsanghchalak Bhagwat spoke on number of issues of national interest including Sabrimala temple verdict, urban Maoism and other social matters. Social activist and Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi was the chief guest on the occasion.
Bhagwat said, “The construction of the temple is necessary from the self-esteem point of view, it will also pave the way for an atmosphere of goodwill and oneness in the country. The ‘janmabhoomi’ (birth place) is yet to be allocated for the construction of the temple although all kinds of evidence have affirmed that there was a temple at that place”.
The construction of the temple is necessary from the self-esteem point of view; it will also pave the way for an atmosphere of goodwill and oneness in the country #RSSVijayaDashami
— RSS (@RSSorg) October 18, 2018
RSS chief criticized domestic politics for delay in construction of temple and warned to not test the patience of the society. He targeted some fundamentalist elements for intervening in judicial process and for playing communal politics for selfish gains.
He said, “politics is delaying the construction of Ram Mandir” and that it is in “nobody’s interest to test the patience of the society without any reason”.
Bhagwat said, “There is an obvious game plan of a few elements to stall the judgment (of the Supreme Court) by presenting various newer interventions in the judicial process. This matter of national interest is being obstructed by some fundamentalist elements and forces that play communal politics for selfish gains”.
He added, “Despite such machinations, the decision on ownership of the land should be expedited and the government should clear the path for the construction of the grand temple through an appropriate and requisite law”.
The next Ayodhya temple case hearing in Supreme Court is on October 29.