Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has offered a solution for Ayodhya issue is to build a university instead. The decades-old Ram temple issue has assumed significance ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year.
The Supreme Court has decided to hear the case in January, but several right-wing groups — including the RSS and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) — have been demanding an early decision or a special order.
“Ask both Hindus and Muslims and if both the communities agree, then build a university there. Let children of Hindus, Muslims and Christians… Indians as well as foreigners come and study there together. Ram rajya (reign) won’t be created through any temple, but through education,” the senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader told leading media house.
The Arvind Kejriwal government had marked education as one of its priority areas — taking up time-bound programmes to improve the infrastructure of schools and employing more teachers.
And for youngsters in Ayodhya, education and jobs are more important than mandir and masjid. “Where are the jobs, the factories,” a student asked. The BJP’s development mantra, they say, has not reached their world-famous city.