New Delhi: The Congress Party on Wednesday hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah for raking up the Ram Temple issue in Ayodhya ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls scheduled next year, and alleged that the saffron party was making desperate attempts to keep the above matter alive for political gains.
Congress leader Pramod Tiwari reportedly asked as to why Amit Shah was not initiating action against those party members, who very often make communally sensitive remarks related to this matter.
Tiwari, who comes from Uttar Pradesh, said, “The Congress Party has always maintained that we should wait for the Supreme Court’s verdict in this matter. And that should be acceptable to all.”
Taking potshots at the BJP president, he said, “I want to ask Amit Shah this has been the Congress’ stand and how come your party members keep making statements suggesting various things related to the issue and spread communal disharmony.”
Tiwari said, “stop such two-faced talks Amit Shah ji. If what you have said is the party’s stand then why don’t you take action against those making statements otherwise? You do not want to solve the issue, but just want to keep it alive for political gains.”
Addressing media persons in Lucknow on Tuesday, Shah asserted that Ram Janmabhoomi is a part of his party’s election manifesto.
Shah said that a Ram Temple should be built in Ayodhya either after a consensus or through court’s decision.
(With Agency Inputs)