Lucknow: In a major move, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday accepted Narendra Modi government’s proposal to build a Ramayana Museum in Ayodhya.
The proposal, which was stalled during Akhilesh Yadav regime, has been given green signal by Adityanath as per reports. In a push to government’s proposal, Adityanath government has cleared 20 acres of land for Ramayana museum in the city. The museum will cost Rs 154 crore to the exchequer.
Adityanath’s move comes on a day when Supreme Court sought an urgent hearing in Ram Mandir dispute. The apex court has scheduled the matter for hearing next week. The court has offered to play a mediator to sort out the controversy after suggesting the contesting groups to try for an amicable solution by talks.
The Supreme Court bench has asked the contesting groups to think of ways for an out of court settlement in the case. As per çourt’s directiom, if the parties will reach a consensus, then SC will intervene and appoint a mediator for resolution.
The Apex Court has asked lawyer and BJP MP Subramaniam Swamy to mention the matter on or before March 31 after the former sought urgent hearing saying it was a sensitive matter. The Supreme Court has favoured mediation, instead of a court-directed solution in the case.
While speaking to reporters after the SC directive, petitioner Subhramanian Swamy welcomed the apex court move. The leader expressed confidence that matter can be solved amicably. Along with Swamy, several other BJP and RSS leaders also welcomed the SC move. However, the groups opposing the construction of the Ram Temple, cited that negotiations have failed in the past and only the court can solve this issue.