Moments after the Supreme Court adjourned the land dispute matter of Ayodhya and ordered it to be listed for hearing in the first week of January, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi welcomed the top court's order and dared the BJP government to bring an ordinance in the matter if they want to SC's order. Taking to the news agency ANI, he said:
"What can we about it, if the new SC bench will decide this matter in January. UP government wanted the verdict to be out by November, but CJI said to wait till January. This is the court's order and we have to follow it. Court has been saying this from the very beginning, that it is just a title suit. It is definitely a title suit."
"Bring the ordinance. We will see. For how long will you just say? Bring the ordinance now. If you have the guts, get the ordinance now. You are stuck in CBI row, how will you bring the ordinance. Why don't they bring the ordinance on Ram temple? Let them do it. Every time they are threatening the court that they will bring an ordinance. Every Tom, Dick and Harry of BJP, RSS, VHP has been saying this. Do it. You are in power. I challenge you to do it. Let us see," Owaisi added.
The Telangana MP went onto suggest that the Prime Minister should assign the position of the Attorney General to Giriraj Singh because he is very well-versed in the country's law and order.
"What the Prime Minister should do is appoint Giriraj Singh as the Attorney General of the Supreme Court and make him stand in front of the CJI to tell him that the patience of the Hindus is running out in the Ram Mandir case. I am challenging the PM to make Giriraj the Attorney General and he will take care of the matter. He knows all law and order. The nation runs on the principles of the constitution of India. It does not run on the desires of an individual. Governments come and go, but the nation runs on the constitution. If it will not run on the constitution, then it will become a Banana republic," Asaduddin Owaisi asserted.
Meanwhile, the SC's decision on Monday may have come as a setback to those who were hoping for construction of Ram temple to start before 2019. Ever since the SC, then headed by CJI Dipak Misra, pronounced in September that the matter would not be referred to a larger bench, a number of individuals and groups upped the ante to build the Ram Mandir on Ram Janmabhoomi.