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Why an act can't be passed for Ram temple while Patel statue can be built: RSS

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Taking a dig at the BJP government, the RSS Sunday wondered why an act cannot be passed for construction of a grand in while a huge statue of Sardar Patel can be built in

Addressing a public rally here, said though a separate bench has been formed by the supreme court, which is hearing the title suits, no decision has been taken yet on the pending issue.

"If Sardar Patel's statue can be erected on the banks of the river (in Gujarat), why an act cannot be passed to build a giant " questioned Hosabale, the Sah Sarkaryavaah or of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).

He was speaking at a rally here which was organised jointly by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and some regional religious outfits with an objective to mount pressure on the Centre for expediting construction of the

had inaugurated an imposing 182-metre statue of the country's first Home Minister, touted as the world's tallest, on October 31 at Sadhu Bet near in district.

"Then P V while speaking before the had stated that if the archaeological survey finds remains of a temple (at the site), the land would be made available for the temple. The excavation has found remains of the temple, but the court now says that this decision is not on its priority list," Hosabale said.

In his annual rally in this October, had demanded a law to pave the way for construction of the temple in

Hosabale said, "The SC has already formed a separate bench for the hearings on Ayodhya, still there has been no decision".

On October 29, the apex court fixed the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute cases for the first week of January next year before an appropriate bench, which will decide the schedule of hearing.

Many Hindu organisations have been demanding construction of the Ram temple, as promised by the (BJP) before coming to power in 2014.

The saffron party has said that it was committed to the construction of the temple, but was silent on bringing an ordinance in Parliament for the purpose.

A three-judge bench of the Allahabad high court had in 2010 ordered that the 2.77 acres of the disputed land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among three parties -- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and

As many as 14 appeals were filed against the high court judgement.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 00:06 IST