Settle Ayodhya issue outside court: Uma Bharti
New Delhi: Expelled BJP leader Uma Bharti on Monday
demanded building a country-wide consensus for construction of
a magnificent temple at Ayodhya in wake of the Supreme Court
order and said the matter should be settled outside court.
"From the beginning, we have been demanding that a
consensus be built across the country for a magnificent temple
in Ayodhya. There is no clash of faith in Ayodhya. There
should not be any move to create such kind of a situation,"
she told reporters.
Bharti, a prime accused in the Babri Masjid demolition
case, feared that "if it (Ayodhya issue) drags on for long, it
will continue to remain a dispute and vote bank politics will
continue to be played over it."
She said basic and fundamental issues have got overshadowed
as political parties like RJD and Samajwadi
Parties have stirred up the Ayodhya controversy to win
"I have been telling this for long that Ayodhaya dispute
should be settled outside court. Court has also said the
nature of the case is such that it can be settled outside
also," she said.
The Supreme Court today dubbed as "strange" the Allahabad
High Court verdict of three-way division of the disputed Ram
Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya and stayed its
operation saying none of the parties had demanded partition of
The former BJP leader said the Muslim community and Wakf
Board members should create an atmosphere in the country for
construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya. "They should extend
support for it like in case of Somnath Temple," she said.
"It (Ayodhya)is an importance place for Hindus. Babri
structure was never of importance for the Muslims because it
was not a place which held any significance for Mohammad Sahab
or for Muslims like Dargah Sharif in Ajmer. It was a disputed
structure. There is only one faith there and that is the Hindu
faith," she said.
Asked about talks regarding her return to the BJP fold,
she said the matter rests with party President Nitin Gadkari.
She said her attention right now was on the 'Save Ganga