In an exclusive interview with Republic TV, Subramanian Swamy spoke about the Supreme Court’s decision to set a fresh deadline in the Ayodhya land dispute case. In recent developments, the Supreme Court has asked all the parties to complete all their arguments by October 18 as the party needs four weeks to document a final verdict on the issue. Swamy stated that he was present during the verdict of the court. He added that the court has been very ‘strict’ with its approach.
‘From the very beginning, they said we want to finish by October 18 and so the question is that the moment what is appearing is that the Sunni Waqf Board lawyer seems to be just repeating himself and replying to replies. It is sort of almost like as if he is just filibustering. The fact is that the court is the one to manage the time and so they have been very strict with everybody,’ sic Subramanian Swamy said in a statement.
Subramanian Swamy stated that the Supreme Court has been 'strict' with its approach of not wanting to hear any new arguments. The Ayodhya verdict has been pending for about seven decades now. The Supreme Court bench had earlier requested all the parties to put in efforts to complete the final arguments by October 18. Swamy in a statement proclaimed that everyone is 'exhausted' further talking about the chances of victory in the issue of Ram Mandir.
'Basically, everybody is exhausted, one item is left and that is my writ petition in which I am arguing on fundamental rights. So far the parties have been arguing on the property rights but the fundamental rights is superior to the property rights question so if the court accepts that yes, I have a fundamental right, then our getting a victory in the Ram Mandir matter is certain,' sic he added.
The Supreme Court on Friday has announced a deadline to the long-fought case. The apex court has asked all parties to complete all discussions by October 18. The Ayodhya verdict can be expected sometime in the middle of November as the CJI Ranjan Gogoi is set to retire on November 17. The apex court has further requested parties to conduct negotiations parallelly.