Amit Shah meets Mohan Bhagwat at 2 AM; a major announcement on Ram Mandir expected

New Delhi, News24 Bureau: A conclave of  Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) decision-making body and senior leaders from affiliated mass organizations including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began on Wednesday in Bhayander, Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai. One development that took place at 2 AM has set an alarm bell for all those who have set their eyes on the Ram Mandir issue. BJP President Amit Shah came to meet RSS ideologue Mohan Bhagwat at this odd hour of 2 AM when the entire world sleeps. According to sources, the two have discussed the Ram Mandir issue and the forthcoming General Elections.

Ram Mandir is a hot topic in the election year:
It was expected that the Ram Mandir will be one of the important discussions in the conclave after the Supreme Court deferred the hearing on Ramjanmbhoomi land dispute to January 2019. The Ram Mandir enthusiasts were awaiting eagerly that the hearing on the dispute takes off soon while the political parties wanted the same for their own ulterior motives.


Shah-Bhagwat meet is important, politically speaking:
The meeting assumes enormous significance after the Supreme Court deferred the hearing on Ram Janmabhoomi to January 2019. This is after the conclusion of the assembly elections in five states. Assembly elections in these states are considered a precursor to the General Elections. The ruling led to the RSS and its affiliates to demand legislation or failing that an ordinance, that would enable them to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya at the spot where the Babri mosque was pulled down in 1992.

Voice of dissent emerged from RSS, VHP, and other politicians

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted a series saying, “It would have been good if the SC had settled the dispute...Justice delivered in time is considered best justice and delay in delivering justice amounts to injustice”. He said that the faith, sentiments and aspirations of crores of Indian people, who believed in peace and social harmony, must also be taken into account. He added that “all options to settle the dispute peacefully and considering the larger issues of faith and sentiments of crores of people were being explored by the government.”

Even in his annual Vijaya Dashami speech in Nagpur on 18 October, Bhagwat demanded an Act of Parliament to facilitate the construction of the temple. After the SC order on Monday, RSS spokesperson Arun Kumar reiterated the demand, asking the government to clear hurdles in the way of a “grand Ram mandir”.

Giriraj Singh, the vocal BJP leader, along with Sakshi Maharaj had also said that Justice delayed is Justice denied and that the government should come either with an Ordinance or legislature should come forward to make a law.