Iqbal Ansari's remarks came soon after the Supreme Court extended the term of the mediation committee on Ayodhya till August 15.
The three-member mediation committee tasked with exploring an amicable settlement in the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case submitted its report on Thursday.
A notice in this regard was put up on the SC website which said that the matter will be heard by a five-judge Constitution bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S A Bobde and others.
The temple issue that catapulted the BJP to the pole position in Indian politics in the 90s seems to have been drowned out in the poll cacophony in the land of Lord Ram.
Pragya had said that IPS officer Hemant Karkare was killed in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack because of her "curse" as he "tortured" her when he probed the Malegaon blast case as chief.
Many feel that while nationalism is the cornerstone of the BJP’s narrative in the ensuing elections, the PM may be avoiding a visit to the Ram temple as it could bring the issue to the forefront.
The development happened just a few hours after Sadhvi Pragya filed first set of nomination papers as BJP candidate at the district collectorate.
In an interview to a TV channel, Thakur had claimed that she was among those who had razed the disputed structure at Ayodhya in 1992.
Emphasising that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India, the Defence Minister slammed those who criticised BJP's promise in its manifesto for the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A.
Urging the apex court to decide on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Ayodhya title dispute, the Akhara has alleged that a number of temples on the acquired land managed by it has been damaged.
'I urge them to replace Sri Sri Ravi Shankar since he had earlier failed in his mission of a compromise formula,' Maharaj said.
The district administration had arranged foolproof security in and around the venue and also ensured personal security to the litigants and their lawyers as well, according to the sources.
Tamil Nadu, or people hailing from here, will play a crucial role in the mediation of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute.
The mediation panel, whose other members are spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu, will explore the possibility of an amicable settlement.
Here are some facts about the three mediators appointed to resolve the crucial Ayodhya issue.