No place for bitterness, fear, negativity in new India: PM after Ayodhya verdict
New Delhi: India's credo of unity in diversity was visible in its totality after the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute as all sections of the society accepted it with an open heart, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, urging people to shun bitterness and negativity for the sake of a new India.
Addressing the nation hours after the top court gave its judgment, Modi said the way each section of the society welcomed the verdict reflects India's ancient traditions of amity and harmony.
He said India's credo of unity in diversity is today visible in its totality. He also expressed happiness that the five-judge bench of the top court was unanimous in its order.
He said peace, unity and amity are essential for development of India and described November 9 as a day to forget any bitterness one may have. He said there is no place for fear, bitterness and negativity in new India.
#WATCH Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Supreme Court listened to all the sides during the hearings of this case with utmost patience & it is a matter of happiness for the entire country that the decision came with the consent of all. #AyodhyaJudgment pic.twitter.com/kWiiA0ZHSq— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2019
Settling a fractious issue that goes back more than a century, the Supreme Court in a historic verdict on Saturday backed the construction of a Ram temple by a trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya, and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town.