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Consensus on Ayodhya difficult, but temple will be built: RSS

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

The RSS today said building a consensus on the dispute was not going to be easy, but stressed that a -- "and nothing else" -- would be constructed in the town.

also stressed that the matter was sub judice.

"It is certain that the will be constructed at that place (Ayodhya) and nothing else can be built there, this is also decided, Joshi told reporters here on the sidelines of the RSS's all-important Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha meeting.

Confident of a favourable judgment from the on the matter, Joshi said the construction of temple would begin after the court's order and it would be built on the basis of its verdict on the ownership of land.

Replying to a question on spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar's efforts at developing consensus between the different parties on the issue, Joshi said consensus building was not going to be easy.

We have always maintained that the temple should be constructed with mutual agreement but our experience tells us that building a consensus on this issue is not easy, Joshi said.

Though the leader said he welcomed Ravi Shankar's efforts at negotiations, he pointed out that there were different groups in society with varied outlooks and to build a consensus among them would be difficult.

Joshi was also asked about a demand for a minority religion status for the Lingayat community in

"We do not support that," he said.

The next hearing in the dispute, to determine ownership of the 2.77-acre Babri Masjid-disputed land, is to come up before the on March 14.

A three-judge bench comprising and Justices and SA Najeeb is hearing the case.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 16:55 IST