Calling Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid issue a political problem, ICHR chief Prof Y Sudershan Rao said while it was easy to convince those connected with the mosque and the religion about evidence in favour of Ram temple, the real problem was with Leftist historians.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has suggested party president Amit Shah to convene a special session of the National Executive to discuss the Ram temple whose construction in Ayodhya should begin from January 1 next year.
Stepping up pressure for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Vishwa Hindu Parishad has said the ruling BJP at the Centre cannot afford to fail its electors on the "core issue" and must deliver on it.
The government on Thursday announced that it would construct a Ramayana museum at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, which would portray the epic journey of Lord Rama, but sought to steer away from controversy saying it would be kept away from the disputed site there.
There can be no communal harmony unless Muslims forgo their claim on Ayodhya, Mathura and Kashi, where there are temple-mosque disputes, VHP leader Ashok Singhal said on Wednesday and asked Sunni Central Board and All India Muslim Personal Law Board to take initiative.
Asserting its resolve to build the Ram temple, the VHP on Tuesday said it will launch a nationwide drive to collect stones for construction of the temple here and asked the Muslim community not to pose any hindrance.
Ram temple in Ayodhya and abrogation of Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, continue to be on BJP's agenda but any decision on them can be taken only after wide consultations, Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda has said.
Although BJP president Amit Shah says that the Narendra Modi government doesn`t have the mandate to address its core issues, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a constituent of the Sangh Parivar, disagrees.
Shiv Sena on Friday said it was time Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed his 'Mann ki Baat' on the contentious issue of Ram temple in Ayodhya even as it remarked BJP MP Vinay Katiyar's comments in this context as a "bomb" which can explode in future.
BJP MP and face of the 90s Ram temple movement, Vinay Katiyar, on Wednesday said it was high time that the BJP government showed some signs of fulfilling its promise in this regard either through legislation or talks.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday acknowledged that building of Ram temple in Ayodhya is an important issue and the Government would welcome an out of court settlement but as such it was focused on development agenda.
A meeting called by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) here Tuesday decided that a team of religious leaders and seers would approach the government for facilitating the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya.
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, who has time and again courted controversy with his statements, today said a Ram temple will come up in Ayodhya and that the work to give it a "grand look" will be completed "by 2019, before Lok Sabha polls".