BJP silent but ministers raises pitch on Ram temple

Though BJP stats silent over demand for a law to help the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya but the VHP, a move backed by RSS voices in the party demanding a quick resolution are growing with P P Chaudhary, a junior law minister saying legal options must be explored as the title suit was pending in court for several years.

He said it is his personal opinion but said any effort to support the building of the temple should be welcomed.

The Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti called for a legislation to facilitate temple construction at the end of its discussions, Ramanand Hansdevacharya, the patron of the organisation said: “we direct the government to either bring in a law or an ordinance (for the construction of the Ram temple).”

He said, “We should see how a temple can be constructed within the four corners of the law, which is a matter of deliberation,” the response came when he was asked about party MP Rakesh Sinha’s plan to bring a private member’s bill for construction of the Ram temple, adding that any decision on the part of the government would be a collective one.

It seems that the BJP leadership believes that the demand of VHP is justified in terms of the seven years that the appeal by all parties against the Allahabad high court verdict dividing the disputed plot three ways has been pending in the SC.

Uma Bharati, the Union minister said Hindus were the “most tolerant” people in the world, any talk of constructing a mosque on the border of a Ram temple in Ayodhya could make them “intolerant”.

Giriraj Singh, the junior minister for micro, small and medium enterprises also called for the early construction of the temple.