Congress and BJP were on Tuesday on the same page along with the entire political class in welcoming the Supreme Court order paving the way for the Allahabad High Court to rponounce its verdict in the 60-year-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit.
"We welcome the order. The party has always held that the issue should either be resolved through mutual talks or the court order should be obeyed," AICC General Secretary Janaradhan Dwivedi said.
BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said that the Supreme Court decision had ended the uncertainty over the 60-year-old dispute.
However, he noted that even after the verdict of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on the issue, there were still legal avenues ahead.
"There is a legal process ahead also (after the title suit verdict of HC). We appeal to the people to maintain peace and calm in the country and are hopeful they will do so," Javadekar said.
The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition seeking deferment of the verdict following which the High Court said it will deliver the judgement on September 30.
Welcoming the apex Court order, RSS leader Ram Madhav said: "Whatever the Supreme Court has said is the right thing. A deliberate attempt was made to derail the judicial process by approaching the Supreme Court."
The Samajwadi Party as also the NCP hailed the Supreme Court order.
"I am glad that the Supreme Court has given a very good order today after unnecessarily staying the High Court from pronouncing the judgement in the title suit case which gave rise to apprehensions of a reign of terror in Uttar Pradesh," SP General Secretary Mohan Singh said.
He alleged that the stay given by the apex Court had led to a situation where the people of Uttar Pradesh were feeling as if they were "inside prison" with flag marches and police parades abound.