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Govt holds supreme right to give land for construction of Ram Mandir: Subramanian Swamy


BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said that Government has the supreme right to take away the disputed land in Ayodhya and give it for the construction of Ram Mandir.

"The constitution says that the Government can obtain the rights to any land and the Supreme Court cannot challenge the decision. They can only challenge for compensation of the land," Swamy said while speaking to the media after his meet with Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on the issue of the construction of Ram temple.

Explaining further he said: "I would only like to say that the government can, without taking anyone's permission, give the land for the construction of the Ram Mandir to two committees- Janmabhoomi Nyas Samiti and Vishva Hindu Parishad."

According to Swamy, the government is delaying the process of the construction of Ram Mandir. He said, "Solution to Ram Mandir issue is possible. Modi ji has gone to the SC to seek permission which is not required. The government is delaying the process is what I believe."

"Sunni Waqf Board should make the masjid somewhere else as only the Mandir will be made in Ayodhya, they can only be given compensation," he added.

Talking about his meet with Thackeray, Swamy said: "The agenda was to tell Thackeray that there is no need for ordinance; the property is with the government and the construction should start today."

"Modi ji is a flexible person, I'm sure Uddhav ji will meet and explain this to him," he added.

Subramanian Swamy today had met Uddhav Thackeray at the Matoshri Niwas here to discuss the issue of the construction of Ram Mandir.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, June 18 2019. 22:46 IST