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Ram temple will be built during BJP rule, says Sakshi Maharaj

“The temple was there and will exist forever. No person will be allowed to keep even a brick in the name of Babri mosque.” File photo of Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj.

“The temple was there and will exist forever. No person will be allowed to keep even a brick in the name of Babri mosque.” File photo of Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj.

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sakshi Maharaj on Sunday said the Ram temple at Ayodhya would be built under the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government.

“If Ram temple is not built under BJP rule, will it be constructed under a Congress dispensation? Will Mulayam or Mayawati build it?”

“It is certain that Ram Mandir will be constructed under the BJP rule. If it is not built today, it will be built tomorrow or 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,” the BJP MP said.

Sakshi Maharaj’s assertions came even as a Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader said that Modi government had come to power not only for ushering in development but also to deliver on the core issues, including building the 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,” party 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,” Mr. Jain said.

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 Mr. Modi would resolve the issue.


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