MoS (Independent) Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, spoke exclusively to Republic TV's editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in the latest edition of 'Nation Wants to Know', wherein he spoke on an array of issues going on in the current political discourse of the nation. Two days after the Supreme Court's Ayodhya hearing got delayed to January 29 after Justice UU Lalit recused himself from hearing the case, Col Rathore responded to the questions on the delay in the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya which has resulted in the unrest among the pro-Mandir group of the society.
"It is not a question of one Temple vis-a-vis one Mosque. We are talking about the place where Lord Ram was born. It has it's own importance. We are always bombarded with accusations that we are not taking care of certain communities, but we have proved it by our actions every time with the execution of the various schemes. This time also we will follow the law of the land. We will not extract it and grab it," he said.
Later, on being questioned about the demands of the people for an ordinance in the Ayodhya case, Col Rathore, reiterating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stand in the case, said that Supreme Court's decision will be followed in the matter.
"There are certain elements that may have their requirements and speed of work. We are working for this entire country, we are an elected government, just not a political party. We are responsible to each and every citizen no matter what caste or religion they belong to. The Prime Minister also said that the holiest book for is the Constitution. He very rightly said to wait for the Supreme Court's decision," he added
Meanwhile, The Ayodhya case will next be taken up on January 29. The CJI-who headed the 5-judge bench in the Ayodhya case, said that the case will be taken up again on January 29 for further orders. The Supreme Court registry was also asked to submit a report on by when all the documents can be translated and the filings can be complete to begin hearing the case.
A new 5-judge Constitution bench is now likely to be constituted.