Minutes after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat urged the Narendra Modi government to bring a law to build Ram Mandir, BJP MP Subramanian Swami backed it by saying that "we have every constitutional right to go via ordinance route".
"The timing will depend on whether the Supreme Court takes this Ram Mandir matter on a Fast track. The fast track has to be on my petition which is only considering being questioned whether we enjoy our superior right in view of the fact that our right is a fundamental right and the demand for property by the Sunni Waqf board is ordinary right. Mine should be settled after it is listed. I think after the Dusshera vacations. We are moving to the Supreme Court and I don't think my matter should last more than the end of November", he said.
"As we get closer to 2019, I think this is a legal option and a constitutional option of bringing a resolution because the property of Ram Janam Bhoomi has already being Nationalized in 1991 after the demolition of the Masjid. Narasimha Rao government has demolished it and also submitted an affidavit to the Supreme Court that if ever found that there was a pre-existing temple then the land will be given to Hindus to build Ram Mandir. Now, that has been established by the Archeological survey of India on an order given by the Allahabad High Court and the court has accepted the findings. It was a unanimous finding of BB Lal and Dr KK Muhammed. I think we have every constitutional right to go via ordinance route but in my case I will wait as I have a petition pending. I will wait till November end to give full support to this", he added.
Meanwhile, Zafaryab Jilani legal advisor to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board said:
"I feel that all these attempts by the RSS chief are to influence the honourable decision of the Supreme Court. He knows and the Government also knows that no ordinance can be passed to cancel the order passed by the Supreme Court. If any ordinance is passed it will be struck down and most probably stayed also by the honourable Supreme Court. Neither PM nor Law Minister has given out this statement. It was given by RSS chief. The Hindu masses will be satisfied that the parties are pushing for the construction of Ram Mandir. The government perhaps will not cancel the order passed by the Supreme Court", he said.
Earlier on Thursday, Mohan Bhagwat pressed the Apex Court to make its decision on the Ayodhya land dispute soon.
"The government should bring ordinance and build Ayodhya Ram Mandir. No more politics over it now. It's not a controversy of religions', said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
"The temple should have been built by now, but political parties are doing politics over it. Ram is our Lord and his path still guides us. Lord Ram is the Gauravpurush and that Babur was an enemy who made everyone suffer. Babur demolished Ram Mandir to trounce our self-respect. Foundations of the temple have been unearthed, but the case is getting delayed," Mohan Bhagwat said during his Vijayadashami speech in Nagpur.