Ram Vilas Vedanti, a member of the Ramjanambhoomi Nyas, on Monday said that with BJP's return to power, the "dream of crores of Hindus" to have a Ram temple in Ayodhya will be fulfilled.
He also said that a mosque should not be constructed next to the temple but built in Lucknow instead.
"Seers will hold a meeting soon. Crores of Hindus want a temple to be built at the place where Lord Ram was born. However, the Supreme Court has said that a mosque too should be built next to the temple which we do not agree with. The mosque can be built in Lucknow. Amit Shah had said that if BJP crosses the 300-mark in Lok Sabha, they will build the temple. And now they have crossed it," Vedanti told ANI here.
He said after the construction of the temple in five phases, the idol of Lord Ram will be placed there.
"More than 80 per cent of the Muslims favour the construction of a Ram temple," Vedanti said.
The meeting of the seers in Ayodhya will deliberate on three issues-- temple construction, abolition Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir and law for population control.
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