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Uddhav tears into PM for blaming Cong of stalling construction of Ram Temple

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chief in a veiled attack slammed for failing to construct in Thackeray on Sunday, while addressing a gathering here cornered the Prime Minister, after the latter accused the party of stalling the Ram Janmbhoomi case in the

On Saturday, Modi at Ramlila Maidan in accused the of creating obstacles in the resolution of issue saying the opposition party does not want a solution.

The chief underlined that people of the country punished the and voted BJP into power so that it could erect a in the holy city.

"They say Congress comes in between when RamMandir issue comes up. Just because Congress comes in the middle, people punished them by taking away the majority and giving you the power. However, we don't see any built by you so far," he said.

"When we went to Ayodhya, people were assured that I can built as I am the only son of (ye to Bal Saheb ka ladka aaya hai, ye to banake hi jayega).If you're making this issue also a jumla (a lie), how can you expect people to trust you?," he further questioned the ruling government while addressing his party workers in

The issue of demolition has been time and again raked up by scores of leaders belonging to different political quarters highlighting how its construction is significant for their parties.

The Babri Masjid, built by Mughal in 1578 in was on December 6, 1992, pulled down allegedly by a group of Hindu activists, claiming that the mosque was constructed after demolishing a that originally stood here. Since then, several hearings have been held in the top court to resolve the issue.

The chief also expressed anger over several remarks being made on Lord Hanuman's caste and religion.

Lord Hanuman's caste and religion shot to limelight when Chief Minister claimed that Lord Hanuman was a Dalit tribal. This was followed up with from Uttar Pradesh, Bukkal Nawab, suggesting that deity was a Muslim. After which, Minister went on to suggest that he was a Jaat.

"Why is Lord Hanuman's caste being discussed? If any other religions' castes are discussed, it will be made a huge issue, but it's okay to discuss Lord Hanuman's caste. How sad it is," he said.

The statement drew strong criticism from the Congress and other political quarters while the BJP defended Adityanath.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 15:10 IST