RSS committed to Ram temple: Mohan Bhagwat

New Delhi, Aug 28 ( Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat Friday said the organisation would make all out efforts for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

“The Sangh was, is and will remain committed to the construction of the Ram mandir (temple) in Ayodhya and will do its best possible for it,” Bhagwat told reporters here.

Bhagwat maintained that Muslims were not against the temple. “It may be your belief that they are against (construction of the temple)… but not ours….”

He also said the acceptability of the Sangh, the ideological parent of the BJP, had improved over the years.

“Sangh’s popularity has increased and even those considered against us, welcome us wherever we go. They may not agree with our ideology, but otherwise they have cordial relations with us,” the RSS chief said in a rare press conference.

On Dec 6, 1992 the 16th century monument, Babri Masjid, was razed by Hindu zealots allegedly associated to the Sangh Pariwar — which the RSS heads — which claims that the mosque was constructed at the birth place of Hindu god Ram where there used to be a temple.