AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi today demanded deferment of the Supreme Court's verdict on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suit till after the Lok Sabha polls in 2019 as the issue will get "heavily politicised".
"The Ram temple issue is a land title case. It has nothing to do with faith. It is about the rule of justice and secularism. Each one has to accept the Supreme Court's decision. However, the issue should not be decided before the parliamentary elections as it will be heavily politicised," Owaisi said.
Nirupam, while slamming the BJP said the party was not interested in actually constructing the temple but only in politicising the issue.
"I am 100 per cent sure the verdict will be out before the 2019 elections because the BJP wants it so. Lord Ram is the life of this country. However, faith and feeling do not stand in court. The BJP should not worry about the Ram temple. It should be left to the Nirmohi Akhara (one of the parties to the title dispute)," he said.
Slamming spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar over his comments on the issue, Owaisi sought to know how could he preach peace the world over when he did not even understand the Indian Constitution.
Nirupam asked how had the government allowed a spiritual guru to "threaten" the Constitution and why it had not taken action against him.
Patra, however, questioned as to why no critic of the Art of Living founder had as yet filed an FIR against him over his statements.
"As a devout Hindu, I will not talk ill about a guru. But to say that he is trying to break the ethos of this country would be an overstatement," Patra said.