Ram temple before 2019 polls: Sakshi Maharaj

Ram temple before 2019 polls: Sakshi Maharaj

After Subramanian Swamy, another BJP leader on Friday said Ram Temple would be constructed at Ayodhya before the 2019 general elections.

“The Ram temple will certainly come up at Ayodhya before the end of the current NDA government's term in 2019,” firebrand BJP Lok Sabha member from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj said. “The Ram temple was and continues to be on the agenda of the BJP....we have not deviated from that agenda...we will get a grand Ram temple constructed before going to the polls in 2019,” Sakshi Maharaj remarked.

Sakshi Maharaj said he owed his entry into politics to the Ram temple movement.
Meanwhile, a senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Bukkal Nawab also advocated the Ram Temple and said it should be constructed at Ayodhya.

Nawab, an SP member of the state Legislative Council, said he would donate Rs 10 lakh and a golden crown for the temple. Nawab’s remarks comes a day after senior SP leader and UP minister Shivpal Singh Yadav warned against any attempt to violate the Supreme Court’s directive on maintaining the status quo at Ayodhya. Nawab is the second SP leader to have batted for the Ram Temple.

Barely a few days back, a UP status rank minister and a close confidante of the SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav was sacked after he appealed to the Muslims to perform “karseva” (voluntary service) for construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and a Srikrishna Temple in Mathura.

Status rank minister Om Pal Nehra, had said that outfits like the VHP could be rendered useless if Muslims came forward to build the Ram Temple and Krishna Temple.

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