Ram temple will be built during BJP rule: Sakshi Maharaj
"If Ram temple is not built under BJP rule, will it be constructed under a Congress dispensation? Will (SP chief) Mulayam or (BSP leader) <g data-gr-id="19">Mayawati</g> build it?
"It is certain that Ram Mandir will be constructed under the BJP rule. If it is not built today, it will be built tomorrow or the day after. We have completed just one year in power, four more years are to go," he said. "The temple was there and will exist forever. No person will be allowed to keep even a brick in the name of Babri mosque," Sakshi told a news agency. Sakshi Maharaj's assertions came even as a top VHP leader said that Modi government has come to power not only for ushering in development but also to deliver on the core saffron agenda, including building a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya.
"The mandate which the BJP got in the last general election was not merely for development. People expect that they will address the core issues too," VHP spokesman and national general secretary Surendra Jain said.
The Modi government, he said, should be prepared to "face the consequences" like the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA dispensation if it does not deliver on core issues.
Only court will decide on Ayodhya issue: Muslim board
Ayodhya issue cannot be resolved by bringing a legislation and would be decided only by court, All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday said after VHP and some BJP leaders demanded that the government step in to build Ram temple. "It has been said that a legislation should be brought in Parliament to build a Ram <g data-gr-id="47">temple</g> but it is not possible because the matter is before the apex court. The matter will not be resolved through legislative means but by the court," Board's spokesman Abdul Rahim said. The apex Muslim body stressed that the matter was <g data-gr-id="43">subjudice</g> and it will accept the decision of the court.