RSS says Modi’s remarks on Ram temple ‘positive’

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Tuesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on the construction of a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya as “positive” and hoped that his government will fulfill its promise during this tenure.

In a series of tweets, RSS’s Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said: “Today’s Prime Minister’s remarks on the construction of Ram temple seems to be a positive step. And the Prime Minister remembering his promise of constructing a temple in his interview is in line with the 1989 BJP resolution in its Palampur Convention.”

“In its resolution, the BJP had said that to construct the temple in Ayodhya it will try its best by either consulting or by bringing enabling legislation,” he said recalling the 1989 resolution where the BJP said that it shall discuss the matter with all the stakeholders.

Reminding Modi of his party’s poll promise, Hosabale said: “Under the leadership of Modi, the BJP in its 2014 poll manifesto has promised to construct a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya under the constitutional ambit. The people believed the promises made by the BJP and gave it a huge mandate.”

“People of India expect the government to fulfill the promise within its tenure,” he added.

His remarks came soon after Modi in his interview said that an ordinance on Ram temple will be considered only after legal process gets over.

The demand for construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya gained momentum late last year with the BJP’s ideological mentor the RSS, VHP and the NDA allies demanded the government to bring a law for the construction of the temple.

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