Yet again Subramanian Swamy raises Ram temple issue in Rajya Sabha


New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy raised the Ram Mandir issue in Rajya Sabha once again today. Seeking attention of the House for the “urgent developing issue”, Swamy said the matter should be  resolved soon through the court.

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Raising the matter during the Zero Hour, Swamy said it is very necessary to have a discussion in the House on an “urgent developing issue” of building a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

“In the manifesto of BJP, we had made a solemn assurance that as per legal methods, and that is through courts, we will find a solution. And this is now widely accepted by all parties,” he said. The matter is currently pending in the Supreme Court.

He also said that all parties had “agreed” that there should be day-to-day hearing on the issue to find a solution. “Therefore, I urge, through you, the government to see that their law officers go to the Supreme Court as they did in the High Court and say that this matter should be expeditiously disposed off and day-to-day hearing takes place,” he said.

Swamy also demanded that the issue “should be discussed threadbare in the House so that harmony can be restored in the country”. Swamy had raised the Ram Temple issue in the Rajya Sabha last month also.

In February this year, the Supreme Court had agreed to hear Swamy’s plea to “re-build” Ram Temple at the Ramjanambhoomi site where Babri Masjid was destroyed by kar sevaks in 1992. In his petition to the SC, Swamy had asked the court to allow Hindus to build the temple. He had said that the “exact” place of birth of Lord Rama was at the disputed site and held sacred by Hindus.

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