Govt may support Swamy on Ram Temple

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy is confident that he would be able to persuade the Muslims to agree to day-to-day hearing on the Ram Temple issue.

Speaking to THC, he said, “I have been made an intervener in the case by the Supreme Court. In my interactions with the Muslims, they had agreed to day-to-day hearing, but in court they kept mum.” Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh also did not commit anything in the court on Tuesday.

However, sources said, Swamy is likely to convince the Narendra Modi government to support his plea for day-to-day hearing.

In February, the Supreme Court had allowed Swamy to intervene in the appeals pending in the Ayodhya Ram Temple title suits. His contribution to the case is that while a mosque is just an assemble place which can be shifted without offence to the faith, a temple, after the ritual of pranpratishtha, becomes the property of the god. He has cited on many an occasion the removal of mosques in Muslim countries, including in Saudi Arabia, the cradle of Islam.

Therefore, according to the BJP leader, the disputed mosque could be shifted to some place across the river Saryu, while the temple could be built at the disputed site.