Union Minister Uma Bharti has said that she believes BJP MP Subramanian Swamy’s words that work on the temple in Ayodhya will start by the end of this year.
Once the fiery mascot of the Ram temple movement, Bharti also called Swamy as her “hero.” In an interview
Her views come at a time when the party leadership is evading questions on Ram temple and is focusing on development as its poll plank.
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy huffingtonpost
She has also expressed confidence that her party will form its government in Uttar Pradesh with Amit Shah at the helm of the party. Bharti is confident that BJP will get a majority in UP this time as it had got in 1991. BJP had then won 221 of state’s 425 seats.
However, she has herself ruled out as a possible chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. She said:
Earlier in April, Swamy had claimed that work to build the Ram temple in Ayodhya would begin by this year-end. He had expressed confidence that next year Hindus would celebrate Ram Navami at the Ram temple. “Now the dispute that remains is the dispute of land. There is no dispute now on whether it is Ram Janmabhoomi or not. Movements are not needed to resolve land disputes. It has to be resolved either through a dialogue or a legislation. I feel that the most beautiful solution to Ram Janmabhoomi issue can be found through dialogue,” she said.
Ram janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya indiatoday
Bharti feels that parties to the dispute should sit together and saints and religious leaders of both sides facilitate dialogue between the two communities and tell the court they have resolved the issue.
“And a magnificent temple is built there. I am very proud that I took part in the movement, which has also got the stamp of the court that I was right,” she said, referring to the Allahabad High Court judgement. In September 2010, a three-judge bench of Allahabad High Court, comprising Justices SU Khan, Sudhir Agarwal and DV Sharma had ruled that the disputed land be split into three parts. The court had said that the portion below the central dome under which the idols of Lord Ram and other Gods were placed, belonged to Hindus.