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Positive atmosphere needed for ordinance on Ram temple: Uma

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Tuesday said a "positive atmosphere" should be created for bringing an ordinance on the temple construction at and blamed for "vitiating" the atmposphere.

The BJP leader, who rose to prominence during the Janmbahoomi movement in the 90s, said the temple issue should be discussed with all political parties.

"This (Ram temple) matter should be discussed with all political parties as court said that it (construction of the temple) is a matter of a dispute of land and not a dispute of faith," she said.

On demands by Hindutva bodies for an ordinance on the construction, Bharti said, "A positive atmosphere has to be created for bringing in the ordinance, but ( president) has created too much of a negative atmosphere.

"(leader) Kapil Sibal had intervened in the (Supreme) Court and said the case (hearing of title suits) should not be heard (till 2019 elections are over)," she said.

Bharti said the Congress has to take an initiative to create an atmosphere for bringing such an ordinance.

"The government would initiate a dialogue on the (ordinance) issue, but whether the people of the country would accept it, welcome it.....Now it is the responsibility of the Congress to create this atmosphere because it had vitiated the atmosphere," she said.

Bharti said she would be leaving for the Himalayas and embarking on a pilgrimage along the for the next one-and-a-half years by "leaving power".

"There is no need for any agitation on the Ganga (river) and the (as) we have ( minister) Yogi Adityanath in the state and Modiji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) at the Centre.

Referring to the ruling, Bharti said, "In 2010, the three-judge-bench clarified that a dome situated in the middle (of other domes on the disputed site) belongs to (infant Ram).

"On the day of that verdict, the agitation (the Ram temple movement) became successful. The verdict proved that the site was the birthplace of Lord Ram. The only question remaining now is the construction of the temple," she said.

The three-judge bench had ordered that the 2.77 acres of the disputed land in be partitioned equally among three parties: the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and

As many as 14 appeals were filed against the HC ruling in the Supreme Court, which fixed the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute cases for January next year before an appropriate bench, which will decide the schedule of hearing.

Bharti said she has been involved in work related to the since 2011.

"In 2014, I was given the charge of We have spent two years in preparing a plan because this ministry didn't exist earlier. In two years (after 2014), the plan became implementable with the help of the and Finance ministry," she said.

Bharti said the is among the 10 most polluted rivers in the world, especially the stretch in in which she said is "very dirty".

"We have established hybrid (water) treatment plants at Rishikesh, Haridwar, and By 2024, the Ganga river will become 'nirmal' (clean) and will flow smoothly," she said.

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

First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 20:05 IST