MUMBAI: Toeing the line of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Shiv Sena on Saturday again demanded that a law should be made for the immediate construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
In an editorial in the party mouthpiece 'Saamana' here, Sena MP Sanjay Raut, while reiterating the party's stand on the construction of the temple following a demand by Uddhav Thackeray at annual Dussehra rally here, stressed that a law should be made immediately, otherwise it will never be made.
Expressing uncertainty about the outcome of the 2019 elections, he said that the temple should be constructed when there is majority in parliament and noted that the court cannot solve the issue as it is a matter of faith.
Mr Raut further said, "It is a matter of political willpower and Prime Minister Narendra Modi can do it."
"If a law is not made today, it will never be made later. Today, we have the majority, we do not know what will be the situation after 2019 elections. Court cannot solve the Ram temple issue, it's a matter of faith. It is a matter of political willpower & Modi ji can do it," he emphasised.
The Sena MP slammed All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi for his remark on the issue and advised him to stay within the limits of Hyderabad.
In a verbal bashing of Mr Owaisi, Mr Raut accused the people like him of misleading the members of Muslim community with their politics, which will cause a huge damage in the future, he cautioned.
"Asaduddin Owaisi should stay limited to Hyderabad. Ram temple will be built in Ayodhya not in Hyderabad, Pakistan or Iran. People like him are trying to mislead the people of Muslim community with their politics, this will cause huge damage in the future," he said.
Mr Raut made this observation over Mr Owaisi's allegation on Thursday that the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) and the ruling BJP believed in "totalitarianism" and not in the rule of law.
"Do it. Who is stopping RSS and their government (from making a law for construction of Ram temple? It is a clear example when a nation is converted into totalitarianism. RSS and BJP believe in totalitarianism. They don't believe in pluralism or rule of law," Mr Owaisi told reporters in Hyderabad.