"The temple issue is before the Supreme Court. Until the honourable supreme court's decision comes, Parliament 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 Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader to join the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Maurya said some organisations are demanding an ordinance on the issue, it would not be appropriate in a democracy.
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 national conference of the Akhil Bharatiya Mali Mahasangh, an organisation representing the OBC Mali community.