"Construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya is 'mandatory' for revival of our culture."

Rajiv Gandhi supported Ram Mandir Five things Subramanian Swamy said at seminar on rebuilding templeSubramanian Swamy via Wikimedia Commons
news Ram Mandir Saturday, January 09, 2016 - 16:12

Subramanian Swamy while speaking at the seminar on rebuilding of Ram Mandir held in Delhi University claimed that former PM Rajiv Gandhi was in support of building Ram Mandir.

He further said it was vital to build the Ram Mandir in order to revive ‘our culture’. He also said that he expects the Congress party to support him in this cause.

The seminar organised at DU's Arts Faculty by Arundhati Vashishtha Anusandhan Peeth (AVAP), a research organisation founded by late VHP leader Ashok Singhal was opposed by student unions of Congress and Left parties who protested before and during the seminar calling it an attempt to communalise the campus.

Here are five quotes from Swamy:

"Rajiv Gandhi had personally told me that Ram Mandir will be built and whenever he will get an opportunity he will also help and the first help he did was that despite party opposition, he started the television serial on Ramayana which created a new excitement in public,"

“He had also said in his campaign for 1989 elections that there should be Ram Rajya in the country. I hope Congress will also come forward and support as this is not just our demand but that of the country” 

"Construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya is 'mandatory' for revival of our culture. We have started and we will not give up until. Ram Mandir is an aim for us. And when the Muslims leaders had committed that if it is proved that there was temple earlier, they will let us reconstruct it there, not fulfilling that commitment can be contempt of court." 

"In our country , over 40,000 temples have been demolished, we never say that all those should be reconstructed...but there cannot be a compromise on three of them -- Ram Janmabhoomi temple, Krishna temple in Mathura and Kashivishwanath, if Ram Temple is constructed there will be easy way for others, discussions can be done but not compromise.".

 “But nothing will be done forcibly and against the law. We have full faith that we will win in the court," he said in his inaugural address at the two-day seminar.”

(Inputs PTI)

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