PATNA: Top politicians in Bihar on Saturday appealed for peace shortly after the Supreme Court delivered its verdict in the Ayodhya case, thus bringing the curtain down on the decades-old dispute. The leaders also hailed the SC verdict, terming it as historic.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar urged the people to respect the Supreme Court’s judgement saying it would promote communal harmony in the society.
“Now that the Supreme Court has delivered a unanimous decision, everyone should respect the verdict. It will be beneficial for social harmony,” the chief minister told the media on Saturday commenting on SC verdict.
The chief minister added there shouldn’t be further dispute over the issue now that the court has delivered its verdict after hearing every side.
RJD leader Tejahswi Yadav too appealed to the masses to respect the Supreme Court’s verdict and maintain communal harmony at all costs.
“One shouldn’t differentiate between temples, mosques and churches. All belong to us,” Tejashwi said.
At the same time, Tejahswi asked the political parties to focus on development politics now that the Ayodhya dispute is over.
Newly-elected LJP president Chirag Paswan too welcomed the verdict hoping it would change the course of Indian politics now.
“For long issues like Article 370, triple talaq and Ram temple have been dominating the electoral politics but now that all these issues are over, we expect the focus will be on development now,” Paswan said.