Ram Temple will be delayed, due to shortage of numbers in Rajya Sabha, Rajnath SinghMay 11, 2015 10:00
Union home minister Rajnath Singh said that the Ram temple issue cannot be resolved by passing a law in Parliament as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not have a majority on its own in the Rajya Sabha. “The BJP does not have a majority in the Rajya Sabha, so this time it is not possible to bring motion in the Parliament to make a law for the construction of Ram temple,” he said. “The honourable high court has given its verdict on the Ayodhya dispute. The matter is pending at the Supreme Court. All of us should wait for the verdict of the Supreme Court,” he added.
The ruling BJP led NDA has only 45 members in the Rajya Sabha and it is unlikely that it will be able to have the numbers during its current tenure. Rajya Sabha has 243 members and the opposition has around 132 in its kitty.
The home minister Singh was in Ayodhya to attend a function of the Deen Bandhu Netra Chikitsalaya, an eye hospital, which is jointly run by ‘Kalyanam Karoti’ trust of Lucknow and Mani Ram Das Chawani Seva Trust (Ayodhya) that is headed by Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, president of the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas. The Home minister’s admission on the delay on building Ram temple follows with the RSS and VHP stating that they are in favour of giving time to the Modi government until it gets a majority in the Rajya Sabha. After offering prayers at Ram Janmabhoomi and Hanumangarhi, he also met Mahant Gyan Das, the head priest of Hanumangarhi.
Construction of Ram temple at the very birthplace of Lord Sri Ram is a dream of every Hindus. The Ram temple which was there in the birth place of Sri Ram was plundered and destroyed by the Mughal king Babar and the subsequent rulers of the Mughal empire. Hindus have fought with the Mughals for taking back the temple and also during the British regime also the Hindu community fought for the right of the Temple. After independence also the fight continued. There is a history of more than 400 years of fight to get the right of the temple by the Hindu community. Politics of minority appeasement has denied the right of unorganised Hindu community, the right of the Ram temple till now.