New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday blamed judicial delays in the last 61 years for the failure to resolve the Ayodhya dispute, but hoped the issue will be sorted out soon.
‘The BJP is of the considered opinion that judicial delays over the last 61 years have contributed to the failure of the resolution of the issue of construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya. We hope that resolution of this issue is not delayed any further,’ BJP leader Arun Jaitley told reporters here. His comments came a day after the Supreme Court ordered an interim stay on the pronouncement of the Ayodhya verdict by the Allahabad High Court.
Meanwhile, a meeting of senior party leaders including Jaitley, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, and former party chiefs Murli Manohar Joshi, Rajnath Singh and M. Venkaiah Naidu was held at party president Nitin Gadkari’s residence here. Senior party leader S.S. Ahluwalia was also present.
Jaitley said senior party leader L.K. Advani did not attend the meeting as he was leaving for Somnath temple in Gujarat.
Advani visits the Somanth temple, from where he had started his rath yatra in 1990, every year on Sep 25, said a BJP leader.