New Delhi: BJP working president J.P. Nadda has hailed the role of his party under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for getting the Ram Mandir issue resolved. Nadda said in a statement Saturday that whenever history is rewritten, “this tenure” of the BJP will be written in “golden letters”.
The five-judge bench of the Supreme Court, in a unanimous verdict Saturday, awarded the disputed site to the Hindus, and said a trust should be set up by the central government within three months to handle it in future. It also awarded the Muslim parties five acres of land at a “suitable, prominent location” in Ayodhya, to be decided by the central or state government, for constructing a mosque.
“It is a matter of great satisfaction for us that Lord Ram’s temple issue has been resolved under the NDA government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Whenever the history of the country will be rewritten, this tenure of the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre will be written in golden letters. We welcome this historic judgment,” he said.
Nadda stressed that the BJP has always been committed to the construction of the Ram Mandir, adding that “from the Palampur resolution till date, BJP has played a positive role on this issue and performed all its responsibilities”.
Appeal to citizens
Nadda also made an appeal to citizens, saying they should “welcome the decision wholeheartedly and set an example to save the invaluable legacy of equality, social harmony and peace without paying any attention to rumours”.
He said the decision had given a clear message that “we are united and the roots of democracy in India are very strong”.
“As our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, keeping the dignity of the judiciary of the country paramount, all sides of society, socio-cultural organisations, all parties related to this case have welcomed and taken commendable steps to create a peaceful and positive atmosphere in the past. Even after this decision of the court, we all have to maintain harmony together,” Nadda said.
He also said the judgment is an example of “all-inclusive views representing all sections of the society”.
Nadda expressed hope that the decision will end all disputes related to the matter and “India will continue to grow stronger on the principles of unity along with its cultural heritage”.