Subramanian Swamy raises Ram temple issue in Rajya Sabha

BJP`s Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy on Thursday demanded a decision on the vexed issue of the Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and urged the government to make a statement on the day-to-day hearing of the case in the Supreme Court.

New Delhi: BJP`s Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy on Thursday demanded a decision on the vexed issue of the Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and urged the government to make a statement on the day-to-day hearing of the case in the Supreme Court.

He said that both the Prime Minister and the chief justice of India have spoken on the backlog of cases in the apex court.

"I want to say that it (Ram temple) is a very difficult problem.... Both sides are agreed that if the Supreme Court decides, it will be an agreeable solution," Swamy said in the Rajya Sabha amid an uproar from the opposition benches.

He demanded a statement from the government on a day-to-day hearing in the case.

"The concern of the house should be (made) known. The Ram temple issue should be decided," Swamy said while raising the issue as a point of order.

In response, Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien said: "The government should make a statement on day-to-day hearing in the case."

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