Days after the Supreme Court declined to give an urgent date of hearing for the Ayodhya dispute case, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh’s daughter, Aparna Yadav on Wednesday asserted that the Ram Mandir should be built on the disputed land of Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya.
"If Supreme Court has said that the hearing and verdict will take place in January, then we should wait for it. I have trust in the judgement of the Supreme Court. I am neither with BJP nor with any other side, I am on Ram's side," Aparna Yadav said.
Talking to reporters of news agency ANI, Aparna Yadav also stated that she has faith in the Supreme Court:
Meanwhile, on October 29, a three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph ordered the Ayodhya case to be listed in the first week of January before an appropriate bench for fixing a date of hearing.
The bench, which was hearing a batch of petitions challenging the 2010 verdict in the case by the Allahabad High Court, turned down the Centre's request for the case to be heard in the week after Diwali, offering that the apex court has other priorities as well.
Following the top court's verdict, BJP MP Dr. Subramanian Swamy has said that he will take up the Ayodhya case in Parliament and that an ordinance should be brought about.
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) also issued a statement on October 29, via its working president Alok Kumar, who said: "Honourable SC has once again adjourned the hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi appeals to the year 2019. This fortifies the VHP's stance that the solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi issue is not in eternally waiting for the hearing of the appeals pending now for almost 7 years. The VHP reiterates its request to the union government to now enact a law to clear the way for a grand temple of Shri Ram at Ayodhya. This may be done at the coming Winter Session of Parliament. The VHP shall intensify its campaign to achieve this objective"