Ram Temple row: BJP ready to allot land for mosque, says Subramanian Swamy

Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], Apr. 1 : Speaking on the Ram Temple-Babri Masjid case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy on Saturday asserted that the saffron party is ready to allot land for the mosque and put an end to the prolonged argument over the matter.

"The Ram Temple row needs to be solved soon; the chaos which is prolonging since ages is not good. It is Ram's birthplace and we all know that, BJP is also ready to allot land for the mosque," said Swamy.

Swamy further stated that the Supreme Court has accepted our petition and hope the verdict comes in our favour.

"The Nyas committee and Nirmohi Akhara party say that they have been using this temple since ages. So we should give them what is theirs. Also, the Supreme Court has accepted my petition; I hope it's come in our favour," Swamy told ANI. Yesterday, the apex court refused to give early hearing to the Ram Temple row after litigants objected to Swamy's role in the case.

The apex court asked Subramanian Swamy to explain what his locus standi in the case is. Swamy, who had filed the petition, had pleaded before the top court to hear the case on a day-to-day basis and pass an order favouring immediate construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.

The apex court had earlier described Ram temple as a ''sensitive and sentimental'' issue and called for an amicable settlement of the dispute by all concerned parties.

On March 21, the apex court had suggested an out-of-court settlement in the highly vexed case. The top court had set March 31 as the deadline for all the parties involved to present their stance on the issue.

While most of the parties, including Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), BJP, have welcomed the court's suggestion, the Babri Masjid Action Committee (BMAC) had rejected the idea, saying time for amicable settlement of the issue is long over.

Source: ANI