Ravi Shankar Prasad, Law and Justice, and Electronics and Information Technology Minister in Modi government 2.0 has urged the Muslim community in India to take the initiatives to resolve the Ayodhya issue.
In an interview to Aaj Tak, the Union Minister and MP from Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency talked about a variety of issues and made distinct assertions on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue by batting for its expedition.
Speaking to Aaj Tak’s Sweta Singh, Prasad claimed that Ayodhya issue was not a ‘chunavi mudda’ (political concern) but a subject close to the peoples’ emotions. He reiterated that the Supreme Court of India should expedite the Ram Janmabhoomi Case.
Prasad requested the Muslim community to not treat this issue as a political case, instead urged them to initiate solutions to pave way for a magnificent Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
We politely urge the Supreme Court of India to expedite the Ram Janmabhoomi Case. I also request the Muslim community to take initiatives to resolve this issue so that a grand Ram Temple can be built in Ayodhya. pic.twitter.com/ayrfiRY28Z
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) June 10, 2019
Prasad added that in the past, as a senior advocate, he has represented Ram Lalla and the Hindus in the Allahabad High court and could, therefore, confirm there was enough evidence to substantiate and expedite the decision on the Ram Janmabhoomi dispute.
Earlier too Prasad had said that the Supreme Court should fast-track the hearing in the Ayodhya title suit.
Speaking at the Akhil Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad in Lucknow on December 24, 2018, he had said if the apex court could hear the Sabarimala petitions on an urgent basis, same can be done with the Ayodhya case, which has been pending for a very long time.
Clarifying that he was making this comment in his personal capacity and not as a minister in the central government, he said, “I appeal to the Supreme Court in my personal capacity to hear the Ram Janmabhoomi issue like fast-track court for prompt disposal of the case.”
“When the Supreme Court can give its verdict on the Sabarimala Temple case promptly, why is the Ram Janmabhoomi issue pending for the past 70 years?” he questioned.