RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today setting tone for BJP’s poll campaign for 2019 polls, said the government should clear the path for construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya through an appropriate and requisite law. In his annual Vijayadashmi address, at RSS headquarters in Nagapur, he said the temple construction was necessary from the “self-esteem point of view” and it will also pave way for an atmosphere of goodwill and oneness.
The Sangh has been associated with sentiments of crores of countrymen in the efforts for construction of a magnificent Ram temple at the birthplace of Lord Rama, who is the personification of the life energy of the nation and icon of upholding the dharma, he added. “The place of janmabhoomi is yet to be allocated for the construction of the temple although all kinds of evidence have affirmed that there was a temple at that place,” he said.
Bhagwat also supported the call given by some groups of priests for early construction of Ram temple. He said, “We are with the saints in their endeavour for construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya.”
He seems to be disturbed with high voltage controvery over Rafale deal and said that India should look at becoming self-reliant for its security needs. Hinting at the Rafale deal between Indian and French government, he said that India should not depend on anyone for its security. “We should produce whatever is needed to protect us,” he said. “We sell our farm produce to also have to those who sell us what is needed to protect us. We have to create conditions and move towards self-reliance.”
He deplored that sentiments of women were not respected by the Supreme Court while allowing women of menstrual age to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Moreover, he said the verdict by the Supreme Court has given rise to unrest, turmoil and divisiveness in the society in place of peace, stability and equality.
“The questions such as why only the Hindu society experiences such repeated and brazen onslaughts on its symbols of faith, obviously rise in the public mind and lead to unrest. This situation is not at all conducive for the peace and healthiness of the society,” he added.