The Narendra Modi-led BJP government has come under huge pressure from right-wing allies and religious leaders for the construction of Ram Mandir at the disputed site of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
A massive rally was organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Delhi on Sunday. Members of BJP and its key ally RSS attended the event in which they called out PM Modi to pass an ordinance for the construction of the Hindu temple and bypass the legal route, which according to them has only delayed the process.
Both Hindu and Muslim organisations have moved Supreme Court to come up with a solution over the Ayodhya issue ever since Babri Mosque was demolished in 1992.
Many Hindu religious leaders who attended the Sunday rally attacked the BJP government for using Ayodhya issue as an election tactic especially in the run up to the general elections in 2019.
The participants said that they have waited for more than two decades for the construction of the temple and demanded an executive order be passed surpassing the Supreme court to address the sentiments of the Hindus which constitute more than 80 per cent population in India.
The right-wing Hindu groups said that they will organise more such rallies in different Indian cities in the coming days, thus putting pressuring on BJP to take a clear decision over the construction of Ram Mandir.
A religious leader, Swami Rambhadracharya was quoted by the NDTV as saying that the central government is keen on constructing the temple at the Ayodhya site and that the PM, Modi will take a decision regarding same after December 11.