Asserting that the Muslim front in the Ram Mandir case will have to choose a different spot to build a mosque, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said if a compromise is not reached on this matter then the saffron party will pass a legislation in this regard when they will have a majority in the Rajya Sabha.
Swamy lauded Chief Justice of India J S Khehar’s ‘noble gesture’ to mediate during the out of court settlement if both parties want.
“The Supreme Court has said that why didn’t you find a compromise and the fact that the Chief Justice said that he is ready to mediate. That was a noble gesture on the part of the Supreme Court, but the Muslim parties have turned it down. And this is quite shocking. Because there is a question that has to be settled that there was a temple and that was demolished and then a masjid was built on it. Archaeological Survey of India has confirmed it,” Swamy said.
“So we are not opposing the idea of building a masjid, but not on the same spot, as it was the same spot where Ram was born. Is there a spot that they can accept, that’s the compromise? This can work. But if they want to argue in the court that is also fine. We otherwise have other options, the BJP by next year will have majority in Rajya Sabha and then we can pass legislation. And then the Muslim community will not have any masjid to show for it,” he added.