Prime Minister Narendra Modi has broken his silence on the issue of Ram temple in Ayodhya saying that his government was prepared to make ‘all efforts’ after the judicial process is over.
“After judicial process is over, whatever will be our responsibility as the government, we are ready to make all efforts,” he told news agency ANI. The ownership dispute over Babri Masjid/Ram Temple is currently under consideration before the Supreme Court, which will announce the date for its hearing this month.
On the resignation of RBI Governor Urjit Patel, Modi said that he himself offered to quit from his post. He said, “He himself requested(to resign)on personal reasons. I am revealing for the first time, he was telling me about it for past 6-7 months before his resignation. He gave it even in writing. No question of political pressure. He did a good job as RBI Governor.”
When asked about demonetisation and its impact on the population at large, he said, “This wasn’t a jhatka. We had warned people a year before, that if you have such wealth (black money),you can deposit it,pay penalties and you will be helped out.However,they thought Modi too would behave like others so very few came forward voluntarily.”
Here are the other highlights of his interview with ANI:
- On Triple Talaq and Sabaramila: These are two separate things. Most Islamic countries have banned triple talaq. So it is not a matter of religion or faith. It is an issue of gender equality,matter of social justice. It is not an issue of faith. As for Sabaramila, temples have their own beliefs.
- Ek ladai se Pakistan sudhar jayega, yeh sochna bohot badi ghalti hogi. Pakistan ko sudharne mein abhi aur samay lagega. (To think that Pakistan will behave after one (surgical) strike will be a mistake. It will take more time for Pakistan to behave.)
- It is a fact that those considered first family, who ran the country for four generations, are out on bail,that too for financial irregularities. It is a big thing.A set of people,who are at their service,are trying to suppress such information and push other narratives
- On 2019 polls: It is going to be ‘Janta’ versus ‘gathbandhan’. Modi is just a manifestation of public love and blessings.