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Confident of a settlement to Babri Masjid issue: Subramanian Swamy

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy interacting with women at the venue of an interaction with ‘Tweeples’ of the Patriotic Social Media Foundation in Hyderabad on Sunday. PHOTO: Nagara Gopal  

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramaniam Swamy here on Sunday expressed confidence that a negotiated settlement would come through on the long drawn issue of Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue.

He said the Saudi Arabians had informed him that a masjid was a place for facilitating the reading of ‘namaaz’ and that it can be built anywhere else. “So, we need now, with the help of theologists of Islam, to sit with principal parties in the Supreme Court petitions that are there, to persuade them to accept the building of a masjid in three places - Mathura, Ayodhya and Kasi and a masjid in another location. We will help them build it and come by a negotiated settlement,” he stated.

He was addressing an impressive gathering of ‘Tweeples’ at an interaction organised by the Patriotic Social Media Foundation (PSMF) here. Responding to a question whether a Ram mandir would become a reality by the year 2019, he said, “Sure,” and went on to explain how the Shias had already given in writing about the building of a masjid because it belonged to them.

Replying to another question, he said national interests could not be preceded by State interests and pointed out that he had been saying it in Tamil Nadu also. “The interests of Tamils cannot supersede national interest. Article 256 of the Constitution empowers the Centre to tell States to do this and do that. National outlook has to precede any other outlook,” he reiterated.

The economist said he expected the participation of young tweeters at the National Patriotic Social Meet to be held in New Delhi on September 14. “We need a new level of political thinking that can come only through the educated classes,” he said, pointing out that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Barrack Obama were active on twitter.

Other speakers included Advisor on Smart Cities and president of ‘Futuristic Cities’, Karuna Gopal; director of the Apollo Institute for Blood Pressure Management Dr. C. Venkata S. Ram and foreign trade analyst E. Murali Darshan.

Earlier, in his introduction, PMSF coordinator Jagdish Shetty said after several interactions with Mr. Subramanian Swamy organised in different cities, the grand finale would be the one at the Constitution Club annexe on Rafi Marg in New Delhi to be held on Sunday, September 14, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. “Social media has come to play a vital role and we hope to come with constructive ideas at the meeting,” he said.



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