Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said a university should come up at the disputed Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
He emphasised that ‘Ram Rajya’ can be ushered through education and not by constructing a grand temple.
“My stand is that with a consensus from both sides [Hindus and Muslims], let’s build a good university at that place,” Sisodia said in an interview.
When Sisodia was asked what was Aam Aadmi Party’s stand on the Ram temple issue, he said, “Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Indian, foreigner students from all communities may attend that university and from there should spring Lord Ram’s ideals. Ram Rajya would come if we teach our children and not by building a Mandir.”
Asked about the current wave of caste politics in Indian politics, Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s Education Minister, said that the only way to end it was through education.
“When I was at Japan University, the people there were talking about a new concept of running cars with hydrogen and on the same day, on Twitter, we were debating about Lord Hanuman’s caste. It is really unfortunate but the only way to move forward is by education,” he said.
Without taking any particular name, Sisodia slammed the political parties of spreading casteism at university levels “By appointing Vice Chancellors subscribing to Hindutva who try to impose it on the students”.