SC to hear plea on Ram temple construction today

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear the plea of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy today over the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

This came after Swamy submitted a petition in the apex court yesterday, stating that the disputed mosque in Ayodhya could be shifted to some place across river Saryu and the Lord Ram temple be constructed at the disputed site.

In response, the court said that the issue would be listed before the bench which is already hearing matters regarding the Ram temple-Babri Masjid row.

Swamy had earlier claimed that work on the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya could start before the end of this year and expressed confidence that the apex court’s verdict would pave the way for construction of the temple.