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RSS sets BJP electoral agenda, to bring Private Members bill on Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi Verdict

Consensus as 'Indian Vedic' sense consider all towards a common unity, without any split, birth place of 'Lord Rama' to be honoured, and Ayodhya is a 'Site' to establish Truth and Ancient Indian Vedic knowledge and information for the rest of the world. The site, must be a sacred place for Hindus so we have to bless its restoration, the building architecture of a grander mosque in a appropriate manner, and create one of the top-up 'site'. This is to communicate ancient wisdom and practices for the coming generation, otherwise coming generation will be unknown about the many secret information in ancient scriptures in India. Notably, The "Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi Verdict" is currently in the Supreme Court and it would decide in January (2019) when to begin hearing the case.

Delivering the organisation’s customary message on the occasion of Vijay Dashami, RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat, has left no stone unturned about what the Narendra Modi government should immediately do - which is to start building the Ram temple in Ayodhya even by enacting an ordinance. After the recent SC decision, RSS spokesperson Arun Kumar also reiterated the demand, and asking the government to clear hurdles in the way of a "grand Ram mandir". Also, The firebrand leader of the pro-Hindutva Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad charged the BJP with betraying the people on the Ram temple matter. The people who swore in the name of Ram temple have managed to make a Rs 500-crore office for themselves in New Delhi, while Lord Ram continues to live under the open sky.

Meeting between BJP President Amit Shah and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Ram temple issue is currently underway where the BJP and the RSS are expected to contemplate on various options in front of the government now that the SC has delayed the matter till January.

Meanwhile, BJP MP and RSS ideologue, Mr Rakesh Sinha has articluted the grip of ruling party over the recent SC decision, the larger privar or he would soon introduce a "private member's bill" in Parliament seeking the construction of a Ram temple on a disputed site in Ayodhya. To those who keep asking the BJP and the RSS about when Ram temple will be constructed, I have a straight question: Will you support my private member bill on Ram temple?" He also questioned why the SC was delaying hearing the case and said that the issue of a Ram temple in Ayodhya is a "top priority for Hindu society", he tweeted. While ruling party has 73 members in the 243 - member Rajya Sabha but will get the favour of allies like 'Shiv Sena' on the issue. However, it is not likely to get enough support to get the nod from the House.

A private member's bill in a parliamentary form of government is a proposed law/bill introduced into a legislature by a legislator who is not acting on behalf of the executive branch.

BJP spokesperson Dr Sambit Patra has said, the BJP stood by its resolve to construct a Ram temple in Ayodhya "through constitutional measures" and any bill which is to come in future is the property of Parliament.. Commenting on that will not be fair. As for the BJP's resolve to construct the Ram temple, we have pledged since 1989 that we will, through constitutional measures, strive for the construction of the temple. Moreover, BJP leaders like Sanjeev Baliyan and Vinay Katiyar, and the RSS, the ideological parent of the BJP, pushed for an ordinance to fast-forward the Ram temple construction in Ayodhya. While Union minister Giriraj Singh sounded an ominous warning, saying that he feared the consequences if there was a further delay in building the temple.

Impotently, Ever since the party-parivar sensed that the mantras of neither "achhe din" nor "sabka saath, sabka vikas", evoking a favourable response, the focus of the saffron propaganda has been on Hindu-Muslim polarisation. It is extending the scope of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) from Assam to other states or the removal of long-established Muslim names in UP like Mughalsarai and Allahabad, the party's agenda has been to send the message that Muslims will be under pressure to prove the genuiness of their citizenship and that India’s multi-cultural past will be erased as Hindu rashtra takes root. In other words, The governemnt may enact a law and construct the grander mosque, Ram temple in Ayodhya, the way Sardar Patel had done for the construction of 'Somnath temple'.

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath also articulated the majority community in the country expects an early Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi title suit saying "justice delayed is justice denied". In short, The CM, Yogi expected the matter to be out before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and wanted the issue to be settled as soon as possible as the "responsibility of maintaining law and order in the state". The ruling party, 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. Yogi has published a series of videos in which he mentioned, "It would have been good if the SC had settled the dispute.. Justice delivered in time is considered best justice and delay in delivering justice amounts to injustice". All options to settle the dispute peacefully and considering the larger issues of faith and sentiments of crores of people were being explored by the government."

Indeed, There was never any doubt about the BJP electoral gambits but the attempts has now been unambigiously and forcefully articulated through the party’s friend, philosopher, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). And the RSS chief has taken the party and the Hindutva brotherhood to the days of the Ramjanmabhoomi movement in the 1990s when the saffron storm-troopers used to say that the courts can have no say in a matter of faith. Sangh Parivar Activists powerfully draws on Religious Ideas, Image, and Rituals that are already part of the everyday religious worlds of many Hindus in their efforts to appeal to followers and potential recruits, and disseminate their construction of nation and subject of hindutva.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaddudin Owaisi dared the government to bring an ordinance, saying the BJP refers to the Ram Temple again and again. "If they have the courage, they should bring an Ordinance on Ram Temple construction. They are trying to scare us about bringing an Ordinance, why don't they bring it".

Several reports revealed that, This turn comes amid the efforts to keep alive the pet saffron poll plank in the National Election 2019. It is also being seen more as an attempt to keep happy the core vote bank, which is threatening to express dissatisfaction with the ruling party by way of votes in the coming elections. Many observers were articulated that the BJP is in power, so why it should not take credit on the same, as is being demanded by the supporting Hindu groups, itself. While Congress leader P. Chidambaram, however, argued if the government brought an Ordinance on Ram Mandir, it would be "unconstitutional" and an "adventurous action".

The former Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader has said the time has come for him to field candidates in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls to defeat the "anti-Hindu forces". We will contest the 2019 general elections and our entire focus would be to reclaim Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura” and change their landscape for ever. The verdict was informally deliberated among the senior leaders in the government and in the BJP’s organisational structure and the consultation also focussed on how to prevent the Opposition from exploiting the Ram Mandir issue just ahead of the string of Assembly polls in key states and the General Election 2019.

Meanwhile, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah has argued that, the Ruling Party thinks 'Lord Ram' will help it win next year's general elections, but God "will not help them win the elections. "It is the people who will vote, neither 'Lord Ram' nor 'Allah' will vote". RSS observer namely, Dilip Deodhar articulated "Bhagwat, PM Narendra Modi - BJP and VHP are all on the same page on Ram mandir and there have been clues to this effect right from 2014. My sense is that RSS and the larger Parivar will explore all constitutional, legal and political options to make a big move for Ram mandir before the next general elections, irrespective of what the SC does".

Till date, Parliament has passed 14 Private Members’ Bills. Five of these were passed in 1956 alone and 47 years after passing ‘The Supreme Court (Enlargement of Criminal Appellate Jurisdiction) Bill, 1968’ that became an Act on 9 August 1970. Rajya Sabha has passed Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014 on April 24, 2015, which is pending to be passed in Lok Sabha. The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014 is a proposed Act of the Parliament of India which seeks to end the discrimination faced by transgender people in India. The Bill was passed by the upper house Rajya Sabha on 24 April 2015. It was introduced in the lower house Lok Sabha on 26 February 2016.

Here is a list of private member's bills previously passed in parliament:

1. The Muslim Wakfs Bill, 1952: The bill was for providing better governance and administration of Muslim Wakfs and the supervision of Mutawallis’ management of them in India. The bill was introduced by Syed Mohammed Ahmed Kasmi in the Lok Sabha and passed in 1954.

2. The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 1953: Introduced by Raghunath Singh in the Lok Sabha, the bill was passed in 1956. The bill aimed to empower the revisional court to stay or suspend the final orders of lower courts.

3. The Indian Registration (Amendment) Bill, 1955: This bill was moved by S.C. Samanta in the Lok Sabha and was passed in 1956. The bill aimed at removing the anomaly of recording castes and sub-castes of parties in a deed for registration, as India is a secular state.

4. The Proceedings of Legislature (Protection of Publication) Bill, 1956: Brought by Feroze Gandhi in the Lok Sabha, it was passed in 1956. It aimed to protect journalists reporting on parliament proceedings and to define by law the privilege available to publications made in good faith of reports of proceedings of legislatures.

5. The Women’s and Children’s Institutions (Licensing) Bill, 1954: Introduced by Rajmata Kamlendu Mati Shah in the Lok Sabha and passed in 1956, the bill was to regulate and license orphanages and other institutions caring for women and children under 18 years of age and to provide for the proper custody, care and training of their inmates.

6. The Ancient and Historical Monuments and Archeological Sites and Remains (Declaration of National Importance) Bill, 1954: The bill introduced in the Rajya Sabha by Raghubir Singh aimed to get certain monuments included in the list of Monuments of National Importance declared in the principal Act of 1951.

7. The Hindu Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 1956: Introduced in the Rajya Sabha by Seeta Parmanand and passed in 1956, this bill says that when both the parties belong to the Hindu religion and are marrying under the Special Marriage Act, they will be governed by the Hindu Succession Act, 1956.

8. The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 1957: It was introduced by Subhadra Joshi in the Lok Sabha and passed in 1960. To remove the hardship caused to a woman in spending money on litigation when her husband commits the offence of bigamy.

9. The Orphanages and Other Charitable Homes (Supervision and Control) Bill, 1960: Introduced in the Rajya Sabha by Kailash Bihari Lall and passed in 1960, the bill was to provide for the supervision and control of orphanages and other charitable institutions for their better management.

10. The Marine Insurance Bill, 1959: The bill introduced by M.P. Bhargava in the Rajya Sabha and passed in 1963, this bill modified the law relating to marine insurance.

11. The Hindu Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 1962: Introduced in the Lok Sabha by Diwan Chand Sharma, the bill was passed in 1964 to make the right to apply for divorce available to both the parties in case of a decree for judicial separation or restitution of conjugal rights instead of the right being available only to the party who obtained the decree.

12. The Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 1964: Introduced by Raghunath Singh in the Lok Sabha, it was passed in 1964. It was aimed to raise the salaries and allowances of members of parliament in order to meet the high cost of living. Also to provide air travel facilities.

13. The Indian Penal Code (Amendment) Bill, 1967: Introduced by Diwan Chaman Lall in the Rajya Sabha and passed in 1969 it was to enable works of art to be exempted from the penal clauses in the principal Act relating to punishment for obscenity.

14. The Supreme Court (Enlargement of Criminal Appellate Jurisdiction) Bill, 1968: Introduced in the Lok Sabha by Anand Narian Mullah and passed in 1970 aimed to enlarge the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in regard to criminal matters.

The basic function of parliament is to make new laws, amend existing laws and repeal old laws. For every such procedure, a bill needs to be passed in both houses of parliament. Once passed in both the houses, bill needs to get assent of the president to become an act. The relevant articles of the constitution are 107 (Provisions as to introduction and passing of Bills), 108 (Joint sitting of both Houses in certain cases), 109 (Special procedure in respect of Money Bills), 110 (money bills) and 111 (assent to bills)..

Following the professor and RSS ideologue, People use the term ‘honorable court’ not because they really mean it but they fear that anything contrary to the voice of the court will invite punishment. Democracy cannot be measured from the lens of binary between courts and autocrat leaders. The way individuals have the tendency to appropriate and aggrandise power, institutions also may have such propensity. The greatest challenge to democracy is the restoration of people faith in the institutions, which have been made responsible to protect our rights and impart justice to all. The court needs to be seen doing justice, not taking decisions: Sangit Ragi, Professor, Delhi University.

Number of representations repeatedly cited in Prayers, Image, Speech and Act attempts to position Hindus as the privileged inheritors of the Nation by implying that Hindus alone can articulate both a genealogical and scared claim to place. Thus, regardless of the intention of the participants, each recitation of the prayer mix a cartographic claim and sets in motion a particular construction of the countries community apparently united by its relationship to the goddess.. While Excavations have shown that there was a temple so here your effort will be supported with the honorable SC decision with the same regard, otherwise you will have pre-set mind to stand against truth for degradable material success in the world. Let us see the prospect of lord 'Ram Tample' in Ayodhya.

(Writer, Trilok Singh, Masters in Political Science, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. Founder and CEO: Youth Darpan Media and the IASmind).

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