Govt Lacks Rajya Sabha Numbers for Ram Temple Law: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath said that the HC has given its judgment on Ram temple and people should wait for the SC judgement.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh being welcomed by Gyan Das, mahant of Hanumangari temple in Ayodhya. (Photo: PTI)

A dearth of majority in the Upper House of Parliament was coming in the way of BJP to bring in a motion and make law for construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Home minister Rajnath Singh said.

Construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya was among the promises made by BJP in its election manifesto which it had released in the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

BJP does not have a majority in Rajya Sabha, so this time it is not possible to bring motion in the Parliament to make law for the construction of Ram temple.
– Rajnath Singh

Ayodhya Visit

He was in Ayodhya on Sunday to take part in a event organised for senior Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Nritya Gopal Das.

When asked if BJP will bring the motion for a Ram temple if it gets a majority in Rajya Sabha in the days to come, Singh said, “It is an imaginary question.”

Lacking Numbers

The ruling party has 45 members in the Upper House and it is unlikely that it will have the numbers during its current tenure. In the House of 243 members, Opposition has at least 132 MPs.

Supreme Court Judgement

Responding to media queries on the same issue, Rajnath said that the High Court has given its judgment on Ram temple and people should wait for the judgment of the Supreme Court.

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