Honour SC Verdict, Should Maintain Harmony: Rahul on Ayodhya

“Everyone should respect the SC verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute and maintain harmony,” said Rahul Gandhi.

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The Congress on Saturday, 9 November, said it respects the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya case and is in favour of the construction of Ram temple. Rahul Gandhi appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony.

“Everyone should respect the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute and maintain harmony,” Gandhi said in a tweet adding that this is the time to promote brotherhood, trust and love for all in the country.

The Supreme Court in a unanimous verdict cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.

‘Should Maintain Harmony and Brotherhood’

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said all parties should respect the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya issue and maintain India’s age-old tradition of living together in harmony and brotherhood.

“The Supreme Court of India has given its verdict on Ayodhya issue. All parties, communities and citizens should respect the decision and maintain our centuries-old culture of living in togetherness. We all have to together strengthen mutual harmony and brotherhood,” she said in a tweet in Hindi.

Hailing the SC decision of constructing a Ram temple, Congress Spokesperson Pawan Khera said that the SC has brought to the fore the “most important” way of resolving contentious issues in a democracy.

‘Abide by Secular Values’: Congress

In a resolution passed by the Congress Working Committee chaired by party chief Sonia Gandhi, the Congress also appealed to all parties concerned and all communities to "abide by the secular values and spirit of fraternity enshrined in the Constitution and to maintain peace and harmony".

“It is the responsibility of each one of us to reaffirm our tradition of mutual respect and unity among all that has defined our society through the ages,” Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala quoted the resolution as saying.

Asked if the Congress was supportive of Ram temple construction, he answered in the affirmative.

The Congress is in favour of Ram temple construction, he said.

Responding to another question, Surjewala said the Supreme Court decision in the Ayodhya case cannot be a matter of credit or discredit to any individual, group of people, communities or political parties.

(With inputs from PTI)

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