‘Clarify your stand on Ram Temple’: BJP dares Mayawati

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday asked her to stop playing politics over the contentious Ram Temple issue and clarify whether she was in favour of or against the construction of the temple.
‘Clarify your stand on Ram Temple’: BJP dares...
India TV Politics Desk Lucknow December 07, 2016 14:23 IST

Coming down hard on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday asked her to stop playing politics over the contentious Ram Temple issue and clarify whether she was in favour of or against the construction of the temple. 

BJP leader Shrikant Sharma said that the BSP and Mayawati should answer through a press conference whether they are in support or against the construction of the temple. 

“They should answer, are they against the temple? Do they not want the establishment of temple there? 'Sappa' and Mayawati should say. We challenge them to answer through a press conference whether they are in favour or against the establishment of temple. If they are in support, then why play politics on it? This matter is not of politics but of faith. People are trying to politics in the name of temple,” Sharma told news agency ANI.

He further said that it is the manifesto of the Bharatiya Janata Party that temple of Ram Mandir should be made in Ayodhya. 

“Crores of people have faith in that location. Grandeur needs to be provided. One way is through court and the other is through the general committee. I think we will be successful in finding a way soon. For us the temple has always been a symbol of faith and all of us want the establishment of Lord Ram's temple,” he added. 

Earlier this year, BSP supremo had accused BJP of raking up the Ram Temple issue with an eye on Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls due next year. 

“People here will not fall in his trap and in UP elections too BJP will have to face defeat. As UP elections are near, Prime Minister Modi who has ignored the state except his constituency Varanasi has now woken up for its development,” she had said. 

 
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