UP Minister Shrikant Sharma Backs RSS’ Mandir Ordinance Demand, Says ‘Government Should Take Whatever Steps It Can For The Construction Of Ram Temple’

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After RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat urged the government to bring law or an ordinance to build the Ram Mandir, a minister in Yogi Adityanath;s cabinet has backed Bhagwat’s mandir call.

Written By Shatabdi Chowdhury | Mumbai | Updated On:

After RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat urged the government to bring law or an ordinance to build the Ram Mandir, a minister in Yogi Adityanath's cabinet has backed Bhagwat’s mandir call. Uttar Pradesh Minister Shrikant Sharma has said that the government should explore all the options for the construction of Ram temple.

“Ram Mandir issue is a matter of faith. Crores of people believe  that a grand temple should be built there because foreign invaders tried to ruin our culture. Today the entire country wants that a grand Ram temple should be built there. The case is in court but till when will we wait. A long time has passed of the matter being pending in the court. Now, seer and saints and those who have faith in Lord Ram, now they all want that a path should be charted out and the temple be built. There are three ways, one is the way of the court, but it is taking long, second is consensus, and there should be a consensus because now there is no opposition. Third is Parliament, an ordinance should be brought in the Parliament. And, the idea to bring in an ordinance should be thought upon. The wish of seers and saints and crores of devotees of lord Rama should be fulfilled,” said Shrikant Sharma.

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Sharma also took a swipe at Rahul Gandhi’s temple hopping and asserted that now is a great opportunity to build the Ram temple.

“Now, the opposition to the temple has ended, Rahul Gandhi is also visiting temples, he is going to Shiva temples, he chants Jai Shri Ram, too. Ram yatra is also carried out. So, those who used to do politics on the issue of temples, now they are saying Jai Shri Ram. If they oppose now, they will be exposed. This is a great opportunity to build the temple. This is not an issue of politics. The temple is a matter of faith and for which the Central government should take whatever steps it can,” said the UP Minister.

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Earlier in the day, the RSS chief while asking for an ordinance for the construction of Ram temple, said the parties must stop playing politics and build the temple.

"The government should bring ordinance to build Ayodhya Ram Mandir. No more politics over it now. It's not a controversy of religions', said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

Earlier on September 27, the Supreme Court had batted for the speedy disposal of Babr pleas. While making it clear that there won’t be any delay in the title dispute hearing, the top court had said that non-stop hearing in the case will begin in the week commencing from October 29. Justice Ashok Bhushan while reading out the majority judgment said “the appeals have been pending for a long time and require speedy disposal”.

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