Lucknow, June 27: Union minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday pushed for the construction of a Ram temple on the disputed site in Ayodhya, saying this is the opportune time to build the temple as both Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoys the absolute majority.
Losing her patience,Bharti said: “Main unmein se hoon jo dhairya dharan nahi karte, hum toh chahte hain ki jaldi se jaldi Ram Mandir ka nirman ho (I am not among those who have patience. I want the Ram temple to be built as soon as possible).”
Bharti said the temple should be built “at the earliest” and that it should not be linked with the 2019 elections, and is “a matter of national pride”, The Indian Express reported.
Yogiji Adityanath is chief minister with an absolute majority, Modiji is prime minister with absolute majority,” the report quoted her as saying. “…So many pracharaks, swayamsewaks, Ram bhakts, and all connected with the party line are waiting for the moment that we take some courageous decision and make the national resolve a reality.” Bharti said pointing to the “great opportunity” to build the temple.
Uma Bharti issued a message to Adityanath and BJP president Amit Shah, “Yogiji purna bahumat se mukhyamantri hain, aur Modiji purna bahumat se pradhan mantri hain… kitne pracharak, swayamsewak, Ram bhakt, har party line se jude log iss ghadi ki pratiksha kar rahe hain ki hum koi sahasik nirnay lein aur hum rashtriya sankalpa ko sakaar karein.”
Bharti’s statement came a day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath sought patience while promising that the temple would be built there.
“No one should have any doubt about the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. Ram Mandir will definitely be constructed here,” the chief minister said. His assurance was greeted with a big round of applause and chants of ‘Jai Sri Ram’ from the gathering.
“When lord Ram will shower his blessings on Ayodhya, the temple will be built. You (saints) have been patient for so long. Be patient for some more time,” he added.
Uma Bharti,the minister for drinking water and sanitation, was speaking to reporters in Ayodhya on Tuesday,