Ashok Singhal was the chief architect of the Ram Janma Bhoomi movement from 1984. He was working president of the VHP for over two decades.
On Saturday the Supreme Court concluded the 70-year-old pending case of Ramjanmabhoomi in Ayodha, Subramanian Swamy the Rajya Sabha MP and BJP Member urged the Union Government to pronounce Bharat Ratna for Ashok Singhal, the former Cabinet Minister.
At this hour of victory let us remember Shri Ashok Singhal. Namo Govt must immediately announce Bharat Ratna for him
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) November 9, 2019
Ashok Singhal, over the decades been a strong advocate for the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit. Singhal is one of the pioneering forces behind the shift of the Ayodhya issue from a mere local land dispute to one of the biggest religious and political talking points of today. The working president of the Vishva Hindu Parishad for over two decades, he played a pivotal role in making the VHP’s first dharma Sansad to discuss the issue a huge success.
Swamy too has a long history with the Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, going back to 1992. The then Prime Minister PV Narsimha Rao had sought Swamy’s support and help in resolving the dispute.