Panaji: Union minister Shripad Naik today said the government is ready to aid the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
"The government is ready to help in the construction of Ram Mandir (at Ayodhya). But the issue should be resolved mutually (amicably). The government can provide help, but the actual construction should be done by organisations which are fighting for it," Naik said responding to a question during a press conference here.
Notably, Naik's statement came a day after the RSS and VHP pushed for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya, asking the BJP to fulfil its Lok Sabha poll promise in this regard.
"We consider this as a work for nation...the issue is currently subjudice. If land is available, then the temple can be constructed," the minister said.
"Ram Mandir is a complicated issue and it is bound to take time," he further said.