Lucknow: Dubbing as "drama" the proposal to
settle the Ayodhya issue through reconciliation, temple
movement leader Kalyan Singh today alleged that Congress
welcoming the deferment of the verdict by the Supreme Court
proved that it was in favour of delaying the judgement to
serve its political gains.
Claiming that a solution to the problem was also not
possible through negotiations, the former BJP leader said that
several such attempts were made in the past but to no avail.
He termed the new proposal to settle the issue through
reconciliation as a "drama".
"It is clear that on this issue, which is based on faith
and belief, court also cannot find a universally acceptable
solution," Singh, founder of the Jan Kranti Party, said in a
statement issued here.
Blaming the Congress, Singh said that its welcoming the
deferment of the verdict by the Supreme Court proved that it
(Congress) was in favour of delaying the judgement to serve its political gains.
Reiterating that there were only two options to solve the
issue, he said that it could be either with Muslims giving up
their claim over the land or through a law enacted by
Parliament like the one in the Shah Bano case.
The Supreme Court had on September 23 deferred by a week
the pronouncement of verdict in the Ayodhya title suit by the
Allahabad High Court.
The order came on a petition filed by retired bureaucrat
Ramesh Chand Tripathi which pleaded for exploring the
possibility of an out-of-court settlement on the 60-year-old
Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit dispute.