Sadhus condemn Rajnath Singh for claiming the government can’t order Ram Temple to be built – Piyush Srivastava

Narendra Giri

Piyush Srivastava“‘It is a lame excuse of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. The BJP should first get a Bill on the Ram Temple passed in the Lok Sabha before saying that they will not succeed in the Rajya Sabha,’ said Akhara Parishad president Narendra Giri” – Piyush Srivastava

India Home Minister Rajnath SinghWhen it comes to the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the All India Akhara Parishad doesn’t mince its words.

Even if that means taking on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre, the saints of the Parishad make their point quite bluntly.

And now they are gunning for Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who recently said that the Modi government doesn’t have enough numbers in the Rajya Sabha to make a law in favour of the Ram Temple.

The Parishad has dared the Union home minister to first get a Bill passed in the Lok Sabha on the Ram Temple in Ayodhya before taking refuge to any “excuse”.

“It is a lame excuse of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. The BJP should first get a Bill on the Ram Temple passed in the Lok Sabha before saying that they will not succeed in the Rajya Sabha,” said Akhara Parishad president Narendra Giri.

Two days ago, the Union home minister had also said in Ayodhya that the government should wait for the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ram Temple case.

But Giri is in no mood to listen.

“Now it is clear that the BJP is betraying the saints of the country. The vote-bank politics of BJP on Ram Temple had helped it last time during the 2014 parliamentary elections.

“The BJP leaders must understand that they would be dumped once and forever in 2019. The Akhara Parishad will meet in Hardwar on May 25 and 26 to take a final decision on this issue,” Giri said.

Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas chairman Nritya Gopal Dal also rejected Rajnath’s statement and said that the BJP government should come out with a solution.

Hashim Ansari“Whatever Rajnath is saying may be his personal view. We don’t accept the excuse because the BJP is in power only to fulfil the wish of the Hindus to build a Ram Temple at the same site in Ayodhya.

“We are hopeful that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a decision in this regard soon,” he said. Former BJP MP Ram Vilas Vedanti also slammed the party.

“The BJP will be in majority in the Rajya Sabha in 2016. We hope that they will bring a law and construct the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Or else, they will vanish forever.”

But Hashim Ansari, the oldest plaintiff in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case said: “We want the Babri Masjid back, but we hope that this will be done democratically. PM Modi should also strike a balance.” – Mail Online India, 12 May 2015

Dwarka Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati

Proposed Ram temple in AyodhyaWill build Ram temple in Ayodhya without political help: Dwarka Shankaracharya Swaroopananda – Times of India

Taking a dig at the BJP government, Hindu religious leaders on Tuesday said they will construct Ram temple at the “Lord’s birthplace” in Ayodhya without any political assistance if the Supreme Court gives order in their favour.

The statement came in the wake of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh stating the NDA government can’t bring law on Ram temple without majority in Rajya Sabha.

Addressing the Hindu Dharma Sansad at Ramlila Maidan here on Tuesday, Shankaracharya of Dwarkapeeth Swaroopananda Saraswati asked BJP leaders to stop talking about construction of Ram temple.

“We request you (Singh) with folded hands, don’t talk about Ram Janmabhoomi. We will build Ram temple at the spot,” Shankaracharya said.

Shankaracharya alleged that a section of political class brought in the name of Mughal emperor Babur to gain “political advantage” and said that the court has accepted the fact that Babar had never been to the place. There were remains that proved that it was a place of worship of Hindus, he claimed.

“It is Ram Janmbhoomi and if the Supreme Court gives its verdict soon … because they have agreed it is Ram Janmabhoomi, but some portion has been given to Muslims while their plea has been Sri Ram Lalla Temple, Ayodhyarejected…. If that is decided, then we will … without any political party … the saints, great souls, gentlemen will construct Ram temple at the spot of Lord’s birth.

“And by God’s grace, we won’t need their (politicians) money, people will give us. We will construct temple, you please forgive us. Leave the discussion now,” he added.

The Sansad also passed a resolution in this regard. Amongst other resolutions adopted by the Sansad are for ban on cow slaughter, imparting knowledge of Ramayana and Mahabharata to youngsters at educational institutes, and for imposing ban on alcohol.

Hindu Dharma Sansad is a gathering of various Hindu religious bodies and organizations.

The Sansad also sought to provide relief and help in restoring temples in Nepal which were destroyed in the massive earthquake.

Shankarcharya also said the political class lacked knowledge of Hindu religion.

Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifting Bhagavad Gita to Japanese emperor Akihito during his visit to the east Asian country in September last year, Shankaracharya quipped that he should rather ensure children across India are taught lessons from the book.

Amongst other demands, the gurus demanded introduction of uniform civil code and abolishing Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

The two-day meet, which concluded tonight, was attended by heads of 13 akhadas across the country. – Times of India, 13 May 2015

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