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Congress biggest hurdle in way of Ram temple: CM Yogi

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday alleged the Congress was the biggest obstacle in the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. Speaking at an election rally at Sakri in Bilaspur district, Adityanath said he renamed Faizabad to Ayodhya so that people across the world would know the place by the name of Lord […]

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RSS wants BJP to expedite efforts to build Ram temple

The rank and file of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ideological fount, is unhappy with efforts by the latter in terms of a legislation that will enable the building of a temple at the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi site, senior functionaries of the organisation said on condition of anonymity. Thus far, a […]

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‘Law for temple an option’

Ministers hint that the court cannot have the last word on the issue The government, while showing no firm signs that there is any move on its part to bring in an ordinance or a new law for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, has also maintained that there are legislative ways out […]

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Supreme Court decision an insult to Hindus: RSS

The Supreme Court must understand the sentiments of Hindus across India and fast-track its decision on the Ram temple dispute, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi said on Friday. The RSS, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ideological parent, also threatened a mass agitation like the one that took place in 1992 — […]

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Averting polarisation: on SC pushing back Ayodhya verdict

The Supreme Court has judiciously pushed back the timeline for a verdict on Ayodhya By declining to fix until January 2019 a date for hearing the Ayodhya case, the Supreme Court has judiciously diminished the possibility of a final verdict before the next Lok Sabha election. The adjournment is both welcome and necessary, as it […]

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Ram temple not a poll issue for BJP: Devendra Fadnavis

In an interview to The Indian Express, Fadnavis said, “Ram temple is a commitment given by the BJP… For us, it is a matter of asmita (identity) and faith…” In the run-up to Lok Sabha polls next year, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Saturday that the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya […]