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Cong refrains from commenting on Ram temple issue

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today stayed away from commenting on the Ayodhya issue, saying the matter was sub-judice.

"The matter is sub-judice. It is being heard by the Supreme To comment on it will be unfair," leader told reporters at the party headquarters here.

He was replying to a question on his party colleague, Kapil Sibal, urging the Supreme to hear the appeals filed in the sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case in July 2019, after the general elections.

Sibal, a lawyer, is representing the Sunni Waqf Board in the matter.

Chavan accused the of trying to divert the attention of the people from the real issues in Gujarat, as it had "failed to answer" the questions on its 22 years of governance in the state.

"Rahulji (Gandhi) has been asking questions of Prime Minister Modi and the on the record of the party's 22-year rule in Gujarat, but no answers are forthcoming. Instead, they are diverting the attention of the people from the real issues," he said.

Chavan said the people of would vote on the basis of the BJP's performance over the last 22 years in the state.

The 182-member Assembly will go to the polls in two phases -- on December 9 and 14. The counting of votes will be taken up on December 18.

The former Maharashtra chief minister also condoled the demise of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor on behalf of the party and said he was a great and versatile actor.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 22:25 IST