Eleven days ahead of the Allahabad High Court’s verdict on the Ayodhya title suit, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat indicated that the Sangh was open to taking legal recourse if the court ruling is not up to its expectation.
Interacting with journalists at Indian Women’s Press Corps, Bhagwat, however, maintained that the RSS’s response to the verdict would be “within the limits of law, Constitution and democratic way”.
“We can react to the verdict only after it comes... further legal options will also be available. Any party involved in the case can move the Supreme Court if the Allahabad High Court verdict does not come in its favour,” said the RSS chief. He, however, maintained that it’s not only the aspiration of the Sangh but also of the Hindu society that there should be a temple at Ram Janmabhoomi.
Allaying apprehensions of violence after September 24 verdict, Bhagwat said, “The sangh is against any kind of violence. There will be no trouble from our side,” he said.
To another question that the temple built at the disputed site can create a divide in the society, Bhagwat said, “We don’t want any type of divide in society, we don’t see it as a Hindu-Muslim dispute but an issue of respect of our national values...in fact, if the temple is built there it will help in integration of the society.”
Asked if the RSS is disappointed with BJP’s attitude to temple issue, the RSS chief said, “The Ram mandir movement has helped the BJP...however, we do not look for help from anyone to run our movement.”