Controversial Muslim leader Asaduddin Owaisi has dared the NDA government to bring an ordinance to felicitate the construction of the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya after the Supreme Court adjourned the matter until January 2019.
Why don’t they bring it (ordinance on Ram temple)? Let them do it. Every time they are threatening that they will bring an ordinance. Every Tom, Dick & Harry of BJP, RSS, VHP says this. Do it. You are in power. I challenge you to do it. Let us see: Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM pic.twitter.com/XXXG4xQLtE
— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2018
While Owaisi’s dare was quite clearly made with the intention of taunting the Bharatiya Janata Party, genuine calls for an ordinance on the matter or a law is gaining momentum across the country.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad too has expressed its frustration with the continuous delays in the matter by the Court and has asserted that the judicial route does not remain an appropriate option any longer. It has demanded a law be enacted in the Winter Session of the Parliament so that construction of the Temple at Ram Janambhoomi could soon begin.
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) October 29, 2018
Across social media as well, calls for Parliamentary intervention have been gaining momentum.
It’s a full majority Govt, use the Constitutional Power of Govt.
Pass an ordinance for building Grand Ram Mandir.
Time is Now!
— Ishkaran Singh Bhandari (@Ish_Bhandari) October 29, 2018
If judiciary is playing politics then parliament should also resolve matters by taking political decisions be in on the Ram Mandir or reservation roster in the universities. Bring an ordinance or call a special session of the parliament. But take a stand…
— Abhinav Prakash (@Abhina_Prakash) October 29, 2018
Time for Govt to show it stands by Indian cultural, civilizational identity of Bharat and respects sentiments of Billions of Hindus request @PMOIndia to bring in an ordinance on Ram Mandir , Ayodhya. @rajnathsingh @arunjaitley @rsprasad#Ordinance4RamMandir
— Siddarth Pai (@siddarthpaim) October 29, 2018
Again a postponed hearing for Ram temple in Jan 2019. @narendramodi ji we have it in our 2014 manifesto. Please bring in ordinance and fulfill the promise to people by 2019 election. Ram temple will tell the world that we as a race stood through all hardships and won!#RamMandir
— Anand Gurumurthy (@anandgurumurthy) October 29, 2018
It is time for an #Ordinance4RamMandir now.
Whether SC stays the ordinance or not, whether it gets passed in the RS or not, the govt must bring it. It will showcase our commitment to the cause. It may not be priority for SC, it is for the Hindus of India.
— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) October 29, 2018
— Bhaiyyaji (@bhaiyyajispeaks) October 29, 2018
The ball is certainly in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s court now. With Lok Sabha elections next year, Ram Mandir appears all set to take centre stage once more.