The former BJP leader questioned the legitimacy of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief’s demand for a Parliamentary law.
Nagpur: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s demand for a law to construct a Ram temple in Ayodhya “proves” that the organisation would never change howsoever it tries to improve its image by inviting prominent people at Sangh events, former finance minister Yashwant Sinha said on Monday.
In an apparent reference to the government take-over of the debt-laden firm IL&FS, Mr Sinha said the country was facing a “payment crisis” because public money is being “misused” to “bail out” banks and NBFCs through Life Insurance Corporation (LIC).
Addressing a press conference en route to Akola where he would address a rally of farmers on Tuesday, the former BJP leader questioned the legitimacy of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief’s demand for a Parliamentary law.
“How can an act of Parliament be passed when the issue (title suits for the disputed land in Ayodhya) is being heard in the Supreme Court. This (Bhagwat’s statement) means that you want to prevent the apex court from giving the order. Though I had left the BJP, but (I know that) the BJP’s stand is that this issue be resolved either through consensus or through the decision of court,” Mr Sinha said.
Mr Sinha added “As the issue is being heard in the apex court, they should wait for the court’s decision.”
In his annual Vijayad-ashmi address in Nagpur on October 18, Mr Bhag-wat said the government should clear the path for construction of the Ram temple through an appropriate and requisite law. He had said the temple construction was necessary from the ‘self-esteem point of view’.