Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today claimed that the issue of construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya will be resolved by end of this year and said he will talk personally to Muslim leaders on the matter.
Swamy was delivering a lecture on ‘Bharat Kal, Aaj and Udya’ (India yesterday, today and tomorrow) on the occasion of the 175th year of ‘Sarvajanik Vachanalaya’ (a public library) here. The library was started in Nashik in 1840.
“The important issue of Ram temple at disputed land of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh will be solved by 2016 end and I will talk personally to the members of muslim community including wakf board and (Asaduddin)Owaisi to explain the issue to them,” he said.
He said a mosque for prayers by Muslim bretheren “could be shifted anywhere, and as per history it was proved that earlier there was a Ram Temple at Ayodhya”.
On the water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka over Cauvery river, he said the river linking scheme could solve this problem but both states have kept the issue burning for vote bank politics.