Congress says it is in favour of Ram temple construction in Ayodhya

In a resolution passed by the Congress Working Committee chaired by party chief Sonia Gandhi, the Congress also appealed to all parties concerned and all communities to "abide by the secular values| PTI/File

After the Supreme Court delivered its verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case, the Congress on Saturday (November 9) said it respects the top court verdict and is in favour of Ram temple construction.

In a resolution passed by the Congress Working Committee chaired by party chief Sonia Gandhi, the Congress also appealed to all parties concerned and all communities to “abide by the secular values and spirit of fraternity enshrined in the Constitution and to maintain peace and harmony”.

“It is the responsibility of each one of us to reaffirm our tradition of mutual respect and unity among all that has defined our society through the ages,” Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala quoted the resolution as saying.

Asked if the Congress was supportive of Ram temple construction, he answered in the affirmative. The Congress is in favour of Ram temple construction, he said.

Responding to another question, Surjewala said the Supreme Court decision in the Ayodhya case cannot be matter of credit or discredit to any individual, group of people, communities or political parties.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath too said that he respects the verdict. “The SC has delivered a verdict in Ayodhya case. I again appeal to you that we all should respect this decision of the Supreme Court. Don’t be a part of any kind of show of enthusiasm, celebration and protest. Be cautious and on alert of rumors. Do not get mislead,” Nath tweeted.

In another tweet, he appealed for cooperation to maintain peace and harmony in the state.