BJP MPs intend to move Private Member’s Bill on Ram temple
New Delhi, November 1
BJP’s Ambedkar Nagar MP Hari Om Pandey and Rajya Sabha member Rakesh Sinha have expressed the intention to move the Private Member’s Bill in the two Houses of Parliament in the coming Winter Session on building the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Sinha tweeted on Thursday, “To those who keep asking the BJP and the RSS as to when the Ram temple will be built, I have a straight question: Will you support my private member bill [on Ram temple]?”
The move comes amid the renewed efforts to keep alive the pet saffron poll plank in the 2019 general election. However, it is being seen more as an attempt to keep happy the core vote bank, which is threatening to express dissatisfaction with the BJP by way of votes in the coming elections.
Observers say the BJP is in power, so why it should not take credit on such an important issue by bringing in legislation, as is being demanded by the supporting Hindu groups, itself.
The BJP, however, is unlikely to bring an ordinance or a legislation, which is why these MPs will be doing the needful, apparently to satisfy the core group through the Private Member’s Bill, it seems.
The Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi case is currently in the Supreme Court. The court recently said it would decide in January when to begin hearing the case.
Members of Parliament other than ministers are called private members and the Bills presented by them are known as Private Member’s Bills.