1. Ram Mandir work to start this year end: Subramanian Swamy

Ram Mandir work to start this year end: Subramanian Swamy

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today claimed that work on the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya would start before this year-end and an action plan for that would be unveiled at a conference here on January 9.

By: | New Delhi | Published: January 6, 2016 10:03 PM

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today claimed that work on the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya would start before this year-end and an action plan for that would be unveiled at a conference here on January 9.

He, however, made it clear that the temple would not come up through a movement but only after the court verdict, which he hoped would come by August-September and with the mutual consent of Muslim and Hindu communities.

“We expect the construction work on the Ram temple at Ayodhya to start within the next two-three months and certainly before the end of this year. We will wait for a court verdict and the temple would not come up through any ‘andolan’ (movement),” he told reporters at the VHP office here.

Asked if the decision was linked to the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in early 2017, he said, “Rama should not be linked with elections. Rama is a matter of faith for Hindus and construction of the temple at Ayodhya is a commitment of every Hindu.”

He said if the issue comes up later, it will then be linked to the next Lok Sabha polls.

Swamy claimed that efforts are being made at resolving the issue amicably between Hindus and Muslims so that the temple and the masjid come up on both sides of the Saryu river in Ayodhya.

The issue will be discussed at the 2-day national conference in Delhi University on “Shree Ram Janambhoomi temple-The emerging scenario” which would see the coming together of 300 scholars, academics and archaeologists who would discuss legal and other aspects of the Ram Temple.

Among the speakers at the conference include legal experts, archaeologists and experts, besides historians and Swamy himself. It will be organised under the aegis of ‘Arundhati Vashisht Anusandhan Peeth’.

“An action plan will be presented at the conference and government urged to move the court and become a party in the case,” he said, adding, “If government supports us, we will start the construction work on the temple within two-three months”.

Talking about the case, he said, “it is in such a stage that the verdict is likely to come out by August or September this year.”

Swamy when asked about the controversy over the conference at Delhi varsity campus, said it is not a Delhi University sponsored event but an event for which a hall has been rented out and the same is being held on a weekend.

He also rubbished charges by Congress and Left that it was aimed at vitiating the campus atmosphere among students there.

“We will hold consultations with the Muslim community and help try to resolve the issue amicably,” he said, adding that the the Narasimha Rao government had in 1994 told the constitution bench of Supreme court that it will allow a temple to be rebuilt if it is proved that the site belongs to a temple.
The conference will discuss the history, archaeological evidence and the legal issues relating to the Ayodhya temple.

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  1. Hemen Parekh
    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:37 am
    BATTLE for BABRI Even as the BATTLE for BABRI , is being fought out in the Supreme Court and on TV Channels , I request Shri Asaduddin Owaisi , Shri Subramanian Swamy , and leaders / opinion-makers from both the sides to consider my ( 2 year old ) following suggestion , to usher a lasting peace and harmony in the Indian Society : hemen parekh / blogs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Reach - Out Time ? Narendra Modi claims that the Muslims of Gujarat have buried the ghost of Godhra and a great majority of them voted for BJP in the recent State election There have been many communal ( anti-minority or anti-majority ) riots in most of the States of India since independence It does not serve any purpose to keep doing post-mortem , again and again It is obvious that the new generation ( including the descendents of the victims ) want to close the chapter and move on to a better / peaceful life If , development of Muslims brought about a harmonious communal relations in Gujarat , surely it could be replicated on a national scale , all over the country Narendra Modi has a fantastic opportunity to drive across this message by incorporating the following ACTIONS in BJP’s 2014 Election Manifesto : O Resettling of riot victims ( belonging to any community and residing in any state ) , in Government-built houses , within one year of coming to power O Simultaneous dismantling of , so-called “ Minority Ghettos “ , thru dispersal of minorities throughout the cities , for better integration within a city’s majority potion O Granting Cabinet Minister status to the Chiefs of Minority Commission / Women’s Commission / Human Rights Commission O Providing for greater representation in the Central Cabinet to the people of the North-Eastern States and the Naxal affected areas O Up gradation of the educational insutions belonging to the minorities O Greater representation to Minority Youth in “ Skills Development Program “ under NSDC O At the disputed Ayodhya site , creation of a “ WORLD PEACE COMPLEX “ comprising of : * Ram Temple ( for Hindus ) * Mosque ( for Muslims ) * Church ( for Christians ) * Temple ( for Buddhists ) * Synagogue ( for Jews ) * Akshar-Dham ( for Jains ) * Gurudwara ( for Shikhs ) * UNIVERSITY for COMPARATIVE STUDIES of WORLD RELIGIONS * Hospitals ( like Netralaya / Hridayalaya ) * India Heritage / History Museum * Business Convention--Industry Exhibition Centre * Tourist Complex And right in the center of the complex , a giant statue of the “ FATHER of the NATION “ I invite readers to add to this list Even if for all the wrong reasons [ viz; 2014 Elections ], let BJP not miss this opportunity to initiate steps for integration of the minorities into the mainstream of political / economical / social development of our country It is about time to exhibit , BJP’s truly “ SECULAR “ nature ( non-UPA variety ? ) It is time to stop mere Congress-bashing ( with which , people are fed-up ) and promise some genuine positive actions to the MINORITIES And of all the leaders of BJP , who is better placed for such “ Pro-Activism “ than Narendrabhai ? Carpe Diem ( Seize the Day ! ) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ hemen parekh ( 21 Sept 2013 )

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