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Ram temple issue is in SC, cannot bring law or ordinance: UP minister

Maurya said some organisations are demanding an ordinance on the issue, it would not be appropriate in a democracy

Press Trust of India  |  Maharashtra 

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A bill aiding the construction of in Ayodhya cannot be brought in now as the Supreme Court is hearing a related issue, said minister Sunday.

"The temple issue is before the Supreme Court. Until the honourable supreme court's decision comes, has no right to pass a law on the subject," Maurya said in Thane.

The question of issuing an ordinance will arise only after a decision of the court, favourable or unfavourable, comes, said Maurya, who left the (BSP) leader to join the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has demanded that the government take the legislative or ordinance route for construction of at the disputed site in Ayodhya.


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Maurya said some organisations are demanding an ordinance on the issue, it would not be appropriate in a democracy.

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The decision on issuing an ordinance can be taken only after the apex court gives its ruling, he said, adding that people should have patience and respect the Supreme Court.

Maurya was speaking on the sidelines of a conference of the Akhil Bharatiya Mali Mahasangh, an organisation representing the OBC Mali community.

First Published: Sun, December 16 2018. 21:56 IST
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