Pressure mounting on PM Modi for Ordinance on Ayodhya

The adjournment of Ayodhya title case till January by Supreme Court is likely to mount  pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring ordinance, clearing all hurdles for construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. Till now, Modi has been avoiding any decisive decision in this regard, expecting some favourable decision from the Supreme Court. As now it is clear that the apex court is unlikely to deliver any judgement before 2019 polls, BJP is now under tremendous pressure to take a positive decision, so that to go to the people on this issue in the forthcoming polls.

Soon after the Surepme Court adjournment, RSS, Shiva Sena, RSS and other Hindu organisations have reiterated their demand to bring ordinance, which they felt is the only option for a lasting solution of the age-old contentious issue. Warning that Hindus lose their patience, anything can happen in the country union minister Giriraj Singh said, “Either government should bring in the law or the court should give the judgment.” Singh also claimed that Congress doesn’t want the temple to come-up and want the issue to remain disputed.

A fortnight ago, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat demanded a law to enable construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, saying it was necessary for “self-esteem” and to usher in an “atmosphere of goodwill and oneness”.

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi government to bring an ordinance on Ram Temple after Union Minister Giriraj Singh warned that Hindus in the country are losing patience. “Why don’t they bring it (ordinance on Ram temple)? Let them do it,” said Owaisi.

Stating that every time they (BJP leaders) are threatening that they will bring an ordinance, Owaisi said, “Every Tom, Dick, and Harry of BJP, RSS, VHP says this. Do it. You are in power. I challenge you to do it. Let us see,” said Owaisi daring Modi government.

Earlier this month, at a day-long meeting in New Delhi, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) high-powered committee, headed by Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the acting chief of the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, passed a resolution, demanding an ordinance in Parliament that would pave the way for the construction of a grand Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

VHP’s international working president Alok Kumar set the “deadline” for the government to bring the ordinance in Parliament by the year-end. “This is the final battle for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. The government

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