New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP and RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha said he will soon introduce a private member's bill in Parliament seeking the construction of a Ram temple at the controversial land in Ayodhya.

The Ram Janmabhoomi title case is currently in the Supreme Court. The court recently said that it will decide in January when to begin hearing the case.

Sinha, in a series of tweets, said: "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 asked why the Supreme Court was delaying hearing the matter and said that the issue of a Ram temple in Ayodhya is a "top priority for Hindu society".

Will Rahul Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Mayawati support the bill, Sinha also asked.


On October 29, the Supreme Court had adjourned the hearing in a bunch of petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court's 2010 verdict on Babri Masjid disputed land till January.  The bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph said the case hearing will be taken on a daily basis from January, as 

What is a private bill

A private member bill is a proposal for a law that a member of Parliament (MP) can present as a legislative proposal for its enactment as law during parliament sessions. A private member includes members of a legislature other than the ministers, and they need not belong to the ruling party to introduce a bill. 

These bills shed light on pertaining issues affecting the country on the whole or particular sections of the society and require the approval of both the houses followed by the final assent by the President of India.

Of the 300 odd Private Members’ Bills introduced in the 14th Lok Sabha, barely 4% were discussed; 96% lapsed without even a single debate in the House. Till date, Parliament has passed 14 Private Members’ Bills.

In 2017, many private member bills were introduced by MPs in both the sessions, which addressed prevalent issues from varied domains across the country.
 A few of them were:

> Two days of paid menstrual leave each month
> Decriminalisation and regulation of marijuana and opium
> Two time zones in the country
> Probation on distribution, sale, and advertisement of online games with violent and indecent content
> Financial assistance to farmer widows and dependent family members

Supporting the Ram Mandir issue, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that the issue of Ram temple should be resolved at the earliest with consensus, but there are other options too if that is not possible, if done it would be good news before Diwali.

“I would want an urgent resolution of the Ram Janmabhoomi issue. The responsibility of law and order in the state is on us and we will fulfil our duties. If the resolution is taken out by everyone’s consent then it will be the best, after that there are other options too and whichever suits the best should be taken,” he said on Tuesday.

On Monday after the apex court refused to hear the plea, the demand for the Narendra Modi government to take the ordinance route to facilitate early construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya grew louder. Several BJP leaders and Sangh outfits voiced their frustration with the judicial process “getting delayed”.

The RSS, on Monday too, pressed for the construction of a Ram temple, saying it would lead to an atmosphere of "goodwill and harmony" in the country. "The RSS is of the opinion that a Ram temple should be constructed at the disputed site. The Supreme Court should immediately decide the case. If there are problems, the Centre should bring a legislation to remove the obstacles and hand over the Ram Janamsthan bhoomi to the Shri Ramjanmabhoomi Nyas," Arun Kumar, the Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh of the Sangh, said.