Reigniting the Ayodhya temple row, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday said Lord Ram's work has to be done and soon it will be done.
In his first speech after BJP's thumping victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, Bhagwat said, "If we have to do Ram's work, we have to do it on our own."
"If we surrender it to someone else, then there will be a need to monitor that person, Ram's work has to be done and it will be done," he said.
"We should work towards the things we always wait for. We need to work for the betterment of the institutions which work towards achieving that goal," Bhagwat said.
Speaking about the responsibilities of the people, the RSS chief said, "History tells that the fate of the country is continuous and steady if the people are conscious, peaceful, active and strong."
RSS has been pressurising the BJP government at the Center to construct the Ram Mandir at the disputed land on Ayodhya.
In its party manifesto in 2014 and 2019, the BJP had assured of constructing the Ram temple. The case, for now, lies pending with the Supreme Court.
Earlier on May 10, Iqbal Ansari, son of Hashim Ansari, the main litigant in the Babri Masjid dispute had welcomed the Supreme Court move to extend the term of the mediation committee on Ayodhya till August 15 and hoped a final decision brings peace in the country.
"This matter is very old and the issue cannot be resolved in two months time. If the panel has demanded more time, then it is a welcome decision as it is an important decision for the country," Ansari had said.
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