In the Ayodhya issue, National Commission for Minorities (NCM) chairperson Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi on Sunday made a strong pitch for mediation.
Rizvi said that he will speak with all stakeholders for an out of court settlement of the matter. Also, as it was a matter of faith for the Hindus, Rizvi appealed to Muslims to be "big-hearted".
NCM, on November 14, in its monthly meeting, authorised him, as the chairperson, that if he wants to mediate, he can hold talks with all the stakeholders for an out of court settlement, said Rizvi.
Meanwhile, NDA constituent Shiv Sena, pressing for an ordinance to facilitate the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, has said the delay in exercising the option is an indication that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was not keen on building it.
If the NDA government can bring an ordinance on banning instant triple talaq then why not take the same route to remove hurdles for the construction of the Ram temple, said senior Shiv Sena leader and party MP Sanjay Raut.
If it fails to bring an ordinance for construction of the temple, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which helped the BJP come to power in 2014, should pull down the NDA government, he said.
It is pertinent to mention here that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is all set to visit Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on November 25.
Raut claimed that when the BJP came to power for the first time in the 1990s, it cited a lack of an absolute majority in Parliament and power in Uttar Pradesh for not coming up with a legislation for the construction of Ram Temple.
Today, at the Centre as well as in Uttar Pradesh, BJP has an absolute majority, but it has "failed" to resolve the long-pending issue, he said.
(With PTI inputs)