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Ram Temple row: ‘If ignored, Ram bhakts might erupt as volcano,’ warns Vinay Katiyar

Earlier last month, HM Rajnath Singh had said that the govt would not be able to enact a law on this issue since the NDA did not have a majority in RS.

 Ram Temple row, Vinay Katiyar, Ram Temple movement, Ram Temple issue, Narendra Modi government, bjp government, india news, nation news Vinay Katiyar also said “Ram bhakts” have many expectations from the present government.

Vinay Katiyar, Rajya Sabha MP from BJP and a face of the Ram Temple movement, said on Tuesday that the Ram Temple issue is as important as the country’s economic development. Stating that the government should bring a legislation to resolve the issue forever, he cautioned that if the issue is ignored, “the anger of Ram bhakts might erupt as a volcano”.

While speaking to The Indian Express at his residence here, Katiyar said: “Is mudde ko abhi bhi ignore kiya gaya to Ram bhakto ka gussa Jwalamukhi bankar phoot sakta hai.” When reminded that the issue is pending with the Supreme Court, he said the apex court might take time to come to a decision and added that since the BJP has got full majority, this is a “good time” to pass the law in the Lok Sabha based on the Allahabad High Court order declaring the disputed spot as the birthplace of lord Rama.

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Katiyar was speaking in reference to BJP chief Amit Shah’s recent statement that the ruling BJP does not have adequate support in Parliament to address core issues like the Ram Temple. “We have not got enough mandate to address core issues. We need 370 seats, according to the Constitution, to address these,” the BJP president had said.

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Earlier last month, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said in Ayodhya that the government would not be able to enact a law on this issue since the NDA did not have a majority in Rajya Sabha.

Without mentioning Shah or Singh, Katiyar said the issue was pending since many decades and reminded that earlier governments led by V P Singh, Chandrashekhar, P V Narasimha Rao and Atal Bihari Vajpayee had tried to solve the issue through dialogue between the two communities.

He also said “Ram bhakts” have many expectations from the present government in which BJP has a clear majority. “Vajpayee ji ne bahut kosish ki, lekin BJP ka bahumat nahi tha isliye bahut kuchh nahi kar paaye (Vajpayee ji tried his best but he was helpless because BJP had no majority on its own),” he said.

When reminded that the Narendra Modi government was elected not in the name of Ram Temple but in the name of good governance, development and fight against corruption, he said, “Is masle ko suljhana utna hi jaroori hai jitna arthik vikas karna. Supreme Court ke faisle ka intzaar kiye bina sarkar ko baatcheet aur kanoon ka sahara lekar mandir banwana chahiye (Ram temple is as important as economic development. Without waiting for apex court judgment, government should take steps to construct the temple through dialogue and legislation).”

First published on: 03-06-2015 at 01:42:45 am
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