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Govt Would Love To Mediate In Ayodhya Ram Temple Issue, Says Minister Mahesh Sharma

He also called the Supreme Court's advice superb.

21/03/2017 2:35 PM IST | Updated 21/03/2017 3:36 PM IST
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Hours after the Supreme Court said that the Ram Temple issue in Ayodhya needed to be sorted out outside court, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma hailed the remarks and said the government was willing to help.

NDTV quoted him as saying that the government at the Centre would "love to mediate between the two sides".

Meanwhile, IANS reported him telling reporters outside Parliament, "It's a superb advice. There can't be a better advice to solve the problem."

The report said that the minister added the party leadership and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath would definitely discuss the issue. "The advice would pave the way for construction of Ram temple," Sharma said.

Sharma has also said that the Ram temple issue was about the faith of million Indians and not about politics.

"Now, with Yogiji as Chief Minister, the development works related to state would get pace. He is an able administrator and would take the state on the path of development. The centre would help him in making Uttar Pradesh a developed state," he said.

The Ram temple issue has been on BJP's agenda for a long time. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during his campaign had also promised that the temple would be built.

The issue has assumed significance against as an Supreme Court bench including Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, ustice Kaul and CJI Khehar, responded to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's request and said that an amicable settlement needed to be reached on the Ayodhya Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

PTI quoted the CJI as saying, "You must make fresh attempts to arrive at a consensual decision. If required, you must choose a moderator to end the dispute. If the parties wants me to sit with mediators chosen by both the sides for negotiations, am ready to take up the task. Even the services of my brother judges can be availed for the purpose."

(With agency inputs)

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