Ram Mandir issue is gaining momentum; Bhaiyaji hints at 1992-type agitation if need be

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Nov 2: Ram Mandir issue is gaining momentum with each passing day and the topic is selling like a hot cake as the elections, both Assembly, as well as General elections, approach.

Building further pressure on the government, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday hinted at a fresh "mass agitation" akin to 1992 for constructing a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.

" Ram Mandir will be built soon and we are confident about it.… We have already waited too long for it and cannot wait indefinitely, "said RSS General Secretary (Sarakaryavyah) Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi further adding a veiled threat, If necessary, we shall launch a 'jan andolan' (mass agitation)."


He urged the courts to take up sensitive cases like the Ram temple on priority and expressed confidence that the judicary will take into consideration the sentiments of Hindus before giving a decision.

Joshi reiterated the RSS demand that the government should consider enacting a law or promulgating an ordinance to pave the way for constructing the temple.

His remarks came at the end of a three-day long RSS Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal conclave held near Uttan Beach of Bhayander town.

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.”