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BJP 'selling' Lord Ram's name to win UP polls: Congress

ANI  |  Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

The on Tuesday said the (BJP) is selling the name of Lord Ram to siphon off a victory in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh.

leader D.P. Singh said that the has nothing to do with the BJP's plan of constructing the Ram museum.

"The Congress has nothing to do with the constructing a museum there (Ayodhya), or the organising things for the Ramayan mela. The (BJP) is selling the name of Ram in the wake of coming UP polls," said Singh.

According to some reports, the government is planning to build a Lord Rama museum in Ayodhya. Both, Lord Rama and Ayodhya, have a dominant influence in the politics of Uttar Pradesh.

The union ministry of culture is also learnt to have increased the museum grant from Rs 175 crore to Rs 225 crore so that a state of the art museum can come up in the ancient town celebrated in Hindu epics as the seat of Ram's birthplace and kingdom.

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First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 08:22 IST