Sakshi Maharaj's latest controversy: Ram temple will be built under BJP rule, says MP

Controversial BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj on Sunday declared the Ram temple at Ayodhya will be built under the Centre's BJP government, which has

hidden June 08, 2015 07:45:12 IST
Sakshi Maharaj's latest controversy: Ram temple will be built under BJP rule, says MP

Unnao (UP): Controversial BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj on Sunday declared the Ram temple at Ayodhya will be built under the Centre's BJP government, which has "four more years to go", drawing sharp criticism from opposition Congress.

Sakshi Maharajs latest controversy Ram temple will be built under BJP rule says MP

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj

"If Ram temple is not built under BJP rule, will it be constructed under a Congress dispensation? Will (SP chief) Mulayam or (BSP leader) Mayawati build it?

"It is certain that Ram Mandir will be constructed under the BJP rule. If it is not built right now, it will be built the day after. We have completed just one year in power, four more years are to go," he said.

"The temple was there and will exist forever. No person will be allowed to keep even a brick in the name of Babri mosque," Sakshi told PTI.

Sakshi Maharaj's assertions came even as a top VHP leader said that Modi government has come to power not only for ushering in development but also to deliver on the core saffron agenda, including building a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya.
"The mandate which the BJP got in the last general election was not merely for development. People expect that they will address the core issues too," VHP spokesman and national general secretary Surendra Jain said.

The Modi government, he said, should be prepared to "face the consequences" like the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA dispensation if it does not deliver on core issues.

"People want their aspirations (of building Ram temple) fulfilled. Vajpayee government failed to fulfil this aspiration and was voted out. BJP will not like to repeat the mistake," Jain told PTI.

He said VHP, which had constituted a panel of senior Sants for negotiations to "find a way forward" for construction of the temple, was confident that Modi will resolve the issue.

"How can one stand by Babur, who was an invader. No nationalist can beecome the follower of an invader. This has to be understood by that section of the society too," he said.

Sakshi Maharaj, BJP MP from Unnao, said he was a product of the Ram temple movement and will back political parties which supported their agenda.

PTI

Updated Date:

also read

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Haroa profile: TMC’s Haji Islam won in 2016 by 42,407 votes
Politics

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Haroa profile: TMC’s Haji Islam won in 2016 by 42,407 votes

In the 2016 election, TMC’s Haji Nurul Islam garnered 1,13,001 votes, while CPM runner-up Imtiaz Hossain polled 70,594 votes.

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Tehatta profile: TMC won by over 17,000 votes in 2016
Politics

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Tehatta profile: TMC won by over 17,000 votes in 2016

Tehatta recorded a voter turnout of 86.36 percent in the 2016 election, when 1,99,120 voters exercised their franchise

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Kaliganj profile: Congress defeated TMC by 1,227 votes in 2016
Politics

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Kaliganj profile: Congress defeated TMC by 1,227 votes in 2016

The Kaliganj constituency will go to the polls during the sixth phase of the 2021 Assembly election on 22 April