As Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said that the Supreme Court must declare the judgement on Ram Mandir as soon as possible, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has adviced the leader to say the same to the Supereme Court. Speaking on a range of issues on Monday, Owaisi targeted the Central government on detention of NC leader Farooq Abdullah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit. On Shiv Sena's statement over Ram Mandir, he said: "Maybe Uddhav Thackeray should go to the Supreme Court and say the same thing to the honourable Supreme Court bench which is hearing the case. Why is he saying this outside? He should go to SC and say the same."
With only a few days left for the assembly elections in Maharashtra to commence, Shiv Sena has started its politics around Ram Mandir. Even as the Sena has time and again clarified that Ram Mandir is not a political issue, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on September 15 met all Sena MPs and MLAs at Matoshree. He has reportedly told them to be prepared for building Ram Mandir. He has also instructed the party cadres to be the first one to lay the brick of the Ram Mandir.
"From the first day, we are demanding Ram Mandir. You can recall when Babri was demolished Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray had taken responsibility. These things are going on since 1990-92.. For how many more years should we wait? We have been hearing that the case has come to the last stage. My request to the judiciary is please give the judgment asap. Beyond this, we expect from the government is that the way you took a decision about 370 in your capacity without waiting for court or here & there.. As we say Kashmir was, is & will remain an integral part of india.. The way you took a courageous decision about Kashmir same way you take a courageous decision about Ram Mandir," Uddhav Thackeray said while speaking to media after the meeting.
In a massive setback to the Ayodhya land dispute, the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on August 2 declared that the Ayodhya mediation panel headed by Justice FM Kalifulla, senior advocate Sriram Panchu and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has failed. The court then began day-to-day hearings from August 6. Earlier, the three-member Ayodhya mediation panel submitted its status report to the Supreme Court in a sealed cover, complying to the orders of the apex court earlier on July 11. The apex court then declared that mediation has failed.