Lucknow: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar, on Wednesday, met UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, purportedly to discuss the solution to the Ayodhya issue.
Hours later, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) ruled out negotiations on the Ayodhya issue, saying that there was sufficient evidence to prove that the temple existed at the site and the court would go with the evidence.
The Sunni leaders also said that there would be no negotiations unless Sri Sri Ravishankar came up with a definite proposal.
Sri Sri Ravishankar, however, refused to divulge details of his meeting with the chief minister and said that he had discussed issues related to 'peace, welfare of farmers and cleanliness' with the chief minister and the meeting, which lasted about 30 minutes, was 'good'.
Yogi Adityanath had said a day earlier that "Any effort of mediation and at any level is good and worth welcoming. Talks had begun earlier also and one party always excluded itself from it, so the problem is not that there should be talks, but that both parties should agree to it. Good results can come out of such talks, but the intention should be right".
Later the spiritual leader left for Ayodhya where he will be meeting saints and seers.
After the meeting, VHP spokesman Sharad Sharma , in a statement, said that "There is no relevance of the recent clamor for agreement over the Ram Janambhoomi because the archaeological evidences in this regard have been found to be in favour of the Hindus. The courts also go by evidence".
He added that "The VHP respects Sri Sri Ravishankar but he should know that efforts in this regard in the past, in which prime ministers, governments and Shankaracharya were also involved, have failed to give any result".