The Shiv Sena on Thursday rooted for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
“The results of Uttar Pradesh elections are completely for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and it is a verdict in favour of Ram Mandir. Today, the entire country is listening to (Narendra) Modi. Even the Muslims will listen to him now, looking at the scenario in the country,” said party mouthpiece Saamana in its editorial.
“Apart from this, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has assured that he will not let another riot in the state. Taking this under consideration, the Muslim organisations should give up their demands and support the Ram Mandir,” the party said.
In the most populous state in India, the BJP came to power with a landslide victory after a gap of 15 years and appointed hardliner Adityanath as the chief minister.
It may be noted that the Supreme Court on Tuesday suggested a negotiated settlement to the Ram janmabhomi-Babri masjid dispute, with the Chief Justice of India even offering to act as a mediator between the two sides laying claim over the historic site in Ayodhya.
In September 2010, a three-judge Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court said that Lord Ram was born under the central dome of the makeshift temple and Hindus have the right to worship there.