The BJP made a pitch for the Ram Mandir on Saturday as Uttar Pradesh deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya while addressing the Dharma Sansad in Ayodhya said that the party will construct the Ram Mandir at any cost. He said that the BJP-led government will bring a law to build the Ram Mandir if the matter is not resolved through the ongoing Supreme Court ordered mediation process and by the decision taken by the apex court.
"I have been saying without hesitation that there are two solutions - talks and the decision of the Supreme Court. If both solutions fail, Ram bhakts wish that the Ram Mandir must be made by enacting a law, and that shall happen," he said.
The statement comes ahead of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray visit to Ayodhya with the party's all 18 Lok Sabha MPs before the beginning of the monsoon session of Parliament. Thackeray had visited Ayodhya in November last year and demanded that Ram temple be constructed at the disputed site before the Lok Sabha elections.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had announced a two-day Ayodhya Mandir Conclave to be held in Haridwar. The organisation will discuss the Ram Temple issue during its ‘Kendriya Margdarshak Mandal’ in Haridwar on 19th and 20th June.
Speaking to Republic TV, Vinod Bansal from VHP said that the agenda of the meeting is to discuss how to speedily progress in resolving the Ram Mandir issue and added that the entire world is looking at the BJP government to honour their commitment to build a temple as stated in their manifesto.
"The Mandir issue will be pushed through the courts only and will be mediated in conversation with all parties. Whether the issue is resolved by the government or the courts, both options are open. Saints just want a mandir to be built in a grand fashion at the same place," he said.