No Ram Temple till Supreme Court judgement, says Modi, Hindutva angry

New Delhi – India’s Prime Minister Narender Modi on Tuesday refused to build Ram Temple at the place of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya until Supreme Court finalizes the judgement.

Hindutva organizations have been pushing BJP Government to expedite the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya despite the judgement is pending with the Supreme Court.

“Let the judicial process take its own course. Don’t weigh it in political terms. Let the judicial process be over. After the judicial process is over, whatever be our responsibility as government, we are ready to make all efforts,” the Prime Minister said during an interview, broadcast by several TV channels.

The comments have angered the hardcore Hindutva groups since BJP promised in 2014 to build Ram Temple for them at the Babri masjid’s site.

“Under the leadership of Modi, the BJP in its 2014 election manifesto had promised to make all possible efforts within the ambit of the Constitution to build the Ram temple. People of India gave the BJP a majority, trusting their promise,” the RSS tweeted.

People of India expect the government to fulfil the promise within its tenure, it added.

On the other hand, Shiv Sena reacted sharply to his comments.

“Whether law is bigger than lord Ram,” said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.

He also accused the Congress of delaying the judicial process in the Ram temple case through its lawyers. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case on January 4.

Randeep Surjewala, Congress chief spokesperson said, the prime minister should have spoken about the suffering caused to the people from note ban and GST, bank frauds, black money, national security and farmers woes.

“Summary of Modiji’s monologue’ interview — I, Me, Mine, Myself. The country is suffering your I’s and lies,” he tweeted.

“Modiji’s interview looks like a parody”, former Union minister Anand Sharma alleged that it was “fixed”.

“Nation suffers – DeMo, Gabbar Singh Tax (GST), bank frauds, black money, `15 lakh in every account, corruption in Rafale deal, price rise, national security imperilled, farm distress, and ‘acche din’,” Surjewala said.

Modi Government has started to face sharp criticisms after BJP lost three major states – Rajashthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chattisgarh.