Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken very hard stand on the issue of Ayodhya dispute stating that the people’s “patience” on the issue of Ram temple is “fast running out”. Till now, he has been avoiding any direct reference to the issue.
However, realising discontent growing among Sangh Parivar and also people in general over `delayed’ judicial exercise and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s inhabitations to take any initiative, he said that it will be resolved within 24 hours.
If the Supreme Court is unable to give an early verdict on the dispute, he suggested that it should “hand it over to us.” and it will be resolved within 24 hours. He asserted that “the unnecessary delay … is causing a crisis so far as people’s patience and trust are concerned.”
Asked by a news channel whether he would resolve the Ayodhya issue through negotiations or by wielding the stick, Adityanath smiled and replied: “First let the court hand over the issue to us”.
“I will still appeal to the court to dispose of the dispute soon. On September 30, 2010, the Allahabad High Court division bench gave its verdict not on the issue of division of land but upheld the view that the Babri structure was built by demolishing a Hindu temple or memorial. The Archaeological Survey of India, on the High Court’s orders, carried out excavations and in its report admitted that the Babri structure was built by demolishing a Hindu temple or a memorial,” he said.
According to him the Ayodhya dispute is being prolonged by adding the title dispute unnecessarily. “ We appeal to the Supreme Court to give us justice at the earliest, to the satisfaction of millions of people, so that it can become a symbol of people’s faith. But if there is unnecessary delay, institutions may lose people’s trust,” he added.