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Swamy rakes up Ram temple issue once again, asks Narendra Modi to build it by 2016

New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate steps to rebuild the Ram temple in Ayodhya by 2016 and fulfil the party's commitment to the electorate. In a letter
PTI August 24, 2014 14:26 IST
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New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate steps to rebuild the Ram temple in Ayodhya by 2016 and fulfil the party's commitment to the electorate.

In a letter to Modi,published by RSS mouthpiece ‘Organiser' on Saturday, he has suggested appointment of a former Chief Justice of India like SH Kapadia as the executor who may liaise with a designated minister like Gen VK Singh.

The designated minister, Swamy said, may issue notice to the hereditary supervisor of Babri masjid asking him to formally withdraw his claim to the Ram Janmabhoomi and offer him an alternative site for a masjid to be built at public expense across the Saryu river.

The former Union minister also suggested calling a meeting of Islamic clerics including from abroad and seek an endorsement and if it is not forthcoming then government should move an enabling bill in the Parliament and get it passed.

He wants a Ram temple rebuilding committee on the Somnath temple model.