New Delhi, Jan 11 (UNI) BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday made a strong pitch for construction of a grand Ram Mandir at Ayodhya and said his party is "committed" for a Temple through constitutional route only.
"BJP karyakarta aswasht rahe, hum sambhidhan ke route se Ram Mandir Banane ke liye kati vadh they, aur aaj bhi hae (BJP workers should be rest assured that we have been committed to construction of a Ram Temple at Ayodhya through constitutional route and we are committed to it today also,)" BJP national president said at his presidential address at party's two-day National Convention meet at the spacious Ram Lila ground here.
Amid strong sloganeering by over 12000 leaders, office bearers, MPs and elected state legislators and party workers drawn from across the country, Mr Shah said, "There is case going in Supreme Court on the same and we are trying to hard to have a final verdict at the earliest".
"We have said that through Constitutional route only Ram Mandir will be constructed. But Congress is not leaving a single chance to create hurdle," he said amid chanting of Bharat Mata Ki Jai among the leaders and workers.
In this context, he referred the manner the Congress leader Kapil Sibal told the Supreme Court in 2017 that the case be deferred after 2019.
"The Congress party needs to make its position crystal clear," Mr Shah said.
In presence of BJP patriarch L K Advani, prime minister Narendra Modi and senior ministers, Mr Shah was categorical in assertion saying, "We in the BJP want that a grand Ram Temple is constructed at the earliest and in a place where Lord Rama was born.....'is mein koi duidha nahi hae (there can be no doubt about it)".
VHP working president Alok Kumar welcomed Mr Shah's remarks at the crucial BJP meet made in presence of senior party leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"We agree with his statement. We are also for construction of a Ram Temple through constitutional mechanism.....By his statement, he (Amit Shah) has not said that an Ordinance or a new law cannot come in Parliament," Mr Kumar said.
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