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Cong biggest hurdle in Ram temple construction; should clear stand on issue: UP minister

Press Trust of India  |  Mathura 

Alleging that the is the biggest hurdle in the construction of a in Ayodhya, Saturday asked its to make clear his party's stand on the issue instead of visiting shrines across the country "to garner votes".

He alleged that activists were opposing Ram temple, (a mythological bridge between and Sri Lanka) and engaging in "cow slaughtering".

The is the biggest hurdle in the construction of a in Ayodhya," Sharma said here, when asked by reporters why his party was not bringing in a legislation on the issue.

"Either the visits of the Congress to temples is an exercise to garner votes or he should support construction of a in The party should make clear its stand on the issue," the said.

Asked about the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its sister organisations adopting an agitational approach to enable the construction of the temple, he said they were toeing the line of the BJP, which has clearly mentioned in its election manifesto that the issue would be resolved within the framework of the Constitution.

Sharma said, "The had in its judgement clearly mentioned that a Ram temple existed in Ayodya and a subsequent geological survey supported it."

On the BJP's prospects in assembly elections in five states, he said the party would win a landslide victory.

The party has transformed the "sick" into a well-developed state, Sharma claimed.

Reacting to former Manmohan Singh's criticism of demonetisation, he said the BJP has healed the "wounds of corruption the country received from the previous Congress government.

The has successfully tried to rebuild the image of that was tarnished by rampant corruption during the Congress rule, he claimed.

"While the Congress himself is on bail in case, senior party leader is an accused in the Aircel-Maxis case and could be jailed any moment," he said.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 13:25 IST