NEW DELHI: Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) supremo Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday made it clear that the outfit’s participation in Ram temple construction was an exception and the organisation would henceforth solely focus on building of the character of the people.
In a rare presser just after the Supreme Court pronounced the Ayodhya verdict, Bhagwat signalled an open-hearted outreach to the minority community, saying that a new beginning should be made by forgetting the past.
“The Supreme Court has pronounced the verdict after minutely examining all aspects of the case and hearing all stakeholders thoroughly. The apex court has delivered verdict which is high on justice and truth. Everyone should welcome the verdict,” Bhagwat said at the press conference at the Jhandewalan office of the RSS in the national capital.
Bhagwat stressed that the effort now should be directed at ending frictions and confrontations within the society.
“The society moves forward by taking along all,” he said.
Striking the similar tone, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) also refrained from commenting on other contentious issues of Kashi and Mathura, saying that the outfit would solely focus on the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya and awakening of the Hindu society.
“We would be busy on the construction of Ram temple and awakening of the Hindu conscience,” said Alok Kumar, the working president of the VHP.
Kumar said 60 per cent of pillars and beams for the construction of the Ram temple are ready, and would be handed over to the trust, to be formed by the government.