With the Shiv Sena reigniting the issue of Ram Mandir, Dr Subramanian Swamy who has been among the vocal leaders demanding Centre's intervention in the Ayodhya issue spoke to Republic Media Network about the matter. The Ayodhya title suit case is being looked at by a three-member mediation panel which has been asked to submit its report on August 15.
Dr Subramanian Swamy has been advocating that the Centre should intervene in the case as there are no longer any legal obstacles.
"Narasimha Rao government had already acquired the land. The Supreme Court judgment had recorded the judgment of 1994. The ASI has established it as far back as 2005 that there are ruins of a big temple where Babri Masjid once stood. Having nationalised the land as far back as 1993, with the Supreme Court upholding it as a Constitutional move, I believe the Prime Minister has been badly adviced by his law officers that he needs permission to grant, at least the undisputed part, which is the bulk - 95-98 per cent of the total land... The stay was earlier when the matter was in Allahabad high court, but once its judgement came, the Supreme Court recorded it, in September 2018, Justice Ashok Bhushan said that the stay is there as long as Allahabad high court is there, so now there is no encumbrance and as far as the undisputed land is concerned there should not be any hesitation, and as far as the disputed land is concerned, under the Consitution, under article 300A and the past practice in the land reform situation, they can inform the Supreme Court that you please decide whenever you want as to who has the title to the land and we will give compensation the land will be under the government as we have nationalised it. Therefore, the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas and VHP should be both jointly asked to start the construction if the Temple now, the Prime Minister has no legal reason to delay any further," he said.
When asked about the party's decision that it won't interfere in the matter until it is under the Supreme Court.
"I don't know on what basis the government has taken the position. The BJP manifesto said that if it is legally possible we will build it, and it is legally possible. Prime Minister is the leader of the party we have given the commitment in the manifesto, the manifesto is above all of us - which is that if it is legally possible then we will build it. I have given this proposal to them in writing that the government can build the Temple any time and those deprived of land will be given compensation," he said.
"Why wait if it is legally possible to build it. Jow many Muslims parties will object? If they have lost their title suit case in Allahabad HC. Even if they win in the SC, we will give them the compensation, so they can withdraw the case. There is no legal bar," he reiterated.