New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to allocate land in Ayodhya to build a Ram Temple and also to declare the Ram Setu a national heritage monument.
In a letter to PM Modi, Swamy said the Central government required no permission from the Supreme Court to allocate land for constructing the temple as it was taken over by former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao’s dispensation in 1993.
In January this year, the BJP government filed an application in the apex court, seeking its nod to return over 67-acre surplus land around the disputed area to its original owner, Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, a trust formed to construct the temple.
Swamy, in his letter, said the government’s submission in the court was made “erroneously” as it required no permission because the land remained in its possession.
The government needs no permission from any authority to allocate land to anybody in public interest, he claimed.