While hearing in the long-pending contentious Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case continues in the Supreme Court, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath believes that the matter can be resolved in 24 hours if need be.
Responding to a question from India TV Editor-In-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharam on his show Aap Ki Adalat, Yogi Adityanath said, "If court can't decide, let us take it forward. We will resolve the Ram Temple issue in 24 hours."
Yogi Adityanath's remark assumes significance as it comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his January 1 interview had suggested that any decision on an ordinance on Ram temple in Ayodhya can happen only after the completion of the judicial process.
WATCH: UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Aap Ki Adalat on Saturday, January 26 at 10 pm
PM Modi's comments had come amidst heightened demands by Hindutava organisations, including the RSS, for an ordinance for an early construction of the temple.
"Let the judicial process take its own course. Don't weigh it in political terms. Let the judicial process be over. After the judicial process is over, whatever be our responsibility as government, we are ready to make all efforts," PM Modi had said during the interview.
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