New Delhi: The RSS on Monday upped the ante to put pressure on the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre to facilitate the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. Just before the three-day Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal (ABKM) meet begins in Mumbai, the Sangh demanded that the Centre bring in a legislation facilitating the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya — if the matter got delayed in the Supreme Court.

As the apex court on Monday adjourned the issue until early next year, RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Arun Kumar said that it was beyond doubt that a temple had been demolished and over it was built the Babri mosque.

Kumar made it clear that the RSS was of the opinion that a temple be constructed immediately on Ram janmasthan (place of birth). “Building Ram temple in Ayodhya will lead to an atmosphere of goodwill and harmony in the country,” he said.

Kumar said further that, with the Allahabad high court decision, it had been established beyond doubt that the land in question was Sri Ramjanmasthan and a temple existed at the site before the disputed structure came up and, hence, the issue was limited to the decision on land for temple construction.

“We are of the opinion that Supreme Court should immediately decide the case and, if there are some problems, the Government should legislate to remove the obstacles, and handover the Ram janmasthan bhoomi to Sri Ramjanambhoomi Nyas. We have supported all the decisions of pujya sant and Dharma Sansad regarding the movement to build the temple and will continue to do so in the future,” Kumar said.

Meanwhile, the ABKM will deliberate, between October 31 and November 2, on the qualitative aspects of core organisational issues such as its horizontal and vertical expansion, Kumar said.

In the backdrop of the ABKM meet, which will be held at the Keshav Srushti near Bhayandar in Thane, Kumar told journalists that an organisational overview was taken twice a year — first at the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS), held in March, and then at the half-yearly meet between Vijaydashmi and Diwali known as the ABKM.

Around 1,400 representatives of almost all organisations and units of the RSS attend the ABPS. Resolutions are passed in that meeting. The ABKM is comparatively a smaller meeting, with around 350 representatives from 11 regions (kshetras) and 43 states (prantas) units of the RSS, along with the organising secretaries of seven of the prominent allied organisations.

While contemporary issues will also be discussed at the ABKM, the thrust will remain on core organisational issues. The meet will start at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, October 31, at the Balasaheb Deoras Auditorium of Ram Ratan Vidyamandir International School at Keshav Srushti, Kumar said.