For Ram Temple, aggressive RSS warns of 1992-like 'jan andolan'

Thane, Nov 2: RSS has toughen its stand on the Ram temple in Ayodhya. After criticising Supreme Court for "insulting Hindu sentiments" by delaying Ayodhya hearing, RSS warned of a 1992-like agitation for construction of Ram Temple. In a veiled pressure on Narendra Modi government, RSS justified the call for ordinance for Ram Temple, saying that it was "upto the government to take the decision or not".  interestingly, the statement came hours after BJP President met RSS top brass.  

RSS on Friday hinted at a fresh "mass agitation" akin to 1992 for constructing a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh."We are confident that the Ram Mandir will be built soon… We have already waited too long for it and cannot wait indefinitely… If necessary, we shall launch a ‘jan andolan' (mass agitation)," declared RSS General Secretary (Sarakaryavyah) Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji' Joshi.He urged the courts to take up sensitive cases like the Ram temple on priority and expressed confidence that all legal hurdles would be removed soon in this regard.

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.

Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah attended the Rashtriya Swayansevak Sangh (RSS) conclave and meet its chief Mohan Bhagwat.Shah went to the Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini complex in Bhayander town where the three-day RSS Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal will end later on Friday.Though details were not available, the BJP chief and Bhagwat were understood to have discussed wide-ranging issues including the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, upcoming Assembly elections in five states and the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.On the opening day of the conclave, the RSS reiterated its demand to enact a law or promulgate an ordinance to pave the way for a speedy construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.Bhagwat had first raised the demand at his customary Dussehra rally in Nagpur on October 18.

News24 Bureau/ IANS