Jaipur, November 22: Facing barbs from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly attempting to delay the Supreme Court verdict in Ayodhya land dispute, senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot said his party is also a votary of a Ram Mandir at the disputed site. With the SC judgment out, the Congress is eagerly awaiting the construction of a grand temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi, he told reporters on Friday.
Pilot, who is currently serving as the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, said the politicisation of the sensitive matter should finally come to a halt. The apex verdict should be considered as the final settlement of the dispute for everyone, Pilot added. Ayodhya, Kashmir Feature in BJP Chief Amit Shah's Opening Poll Pitch in Jharkhand.
"Supreme Court has delivered its verdict and everyone should accept it. Politics over it should end now. Congress party wants that a grand temple should be built in Ayodhya," he said.
Update by ANI
Rajasthan Deputy CM & Congress leader Sachin Pilot: Supreme Court has delivered its verdict and everyone should accept it. Politics over it should end now. Congress party wants that a grand temple should be built in Ayodhya. pic.twitter.com/Yw9Ac1FS30
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A day earlier, BJP chief Amit Shah jabbed the Congress on the Ayodhya issue while addressing a rally in Jharkhand's Latehar district. The Union Home Minister accused the rival party of laying obstructions before the top court when it decided to hold continuous hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi case.
"They were attempting to delay the resolution of the dispute. Now, the Supreme Court has delivered a historic mandate paving the way for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya," he said.
The verdict in the Ayodhya case was pronounced on November 9 by a five-judge SC bench, headed by the outgoing Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi. The judgment allotts the possession of disputed land to the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, whereas, it has asked the government to compensate the Muslim side by granting them a five-acre plot for mosque in Ayodhya region.