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

File photo: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat with General Secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi and others during Vijay Dashmi function at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The RSS said on Sunday that a Ram temple would certainly be built in Ayodhya, but procedures needed to be followed.

“The Ram temple will surely be built there. And it is also certain that nothing but a Ram temple can be built there. But there are procedures for everything,” RSS general secretary Suresh [Bhaiyyaji] Joshi told presspersons at the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha meeting.

“We are awaiting the court’s verdict on the title suit. Once it is delivered, the temple will be built,” he said.

Mr. Joshi said it was not easy to build a consensus on the issue. “... it is very difficult to bring all sections round to a single line of thought ... But we will welcome it, if it happens.”

The Sangh Parivar has been committed to the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya. The issue may have political ramifications, as the 2019 general election is nearing.

The title suit is pending with the Supreme Court after the Allahabad High Court ordered division of the land 2:1 among the Hindu and Muslims claimants.

Asked about businessmen like Nirav Modi leaving the country without repaying bank loans, Mr. Joshi said that this posed a danger to India and wanted the systems improved.


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