Udhav targets BJP again on Ram temple issue

Udhav targets BJP again on Ram temple issue

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray during a press conference in Ayodhya on Sunday. PTI

Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday once again targeted the BJP over the Ram temple issue. Thackeray charged that the BJP was playing politics on the issue of Ram temple and warned that Hindus would not wait any longer.

Uddhav, who paid obeisance at the makeshift Ram temple in Ayodhya with his wife and son, attacked the BJP for using the Ram Temple issue during polls and forgetting about it soon after. "It is painful to see Ramlala in the tent... in fact, he seems to be inside a jail," he remarked.

Uddhav charged that the BJP was not making sincere efforts to resolve the issue through courts or negotiations. He asked the Centre to bring a Bill for Ram temple construction in the forthcoming session of the Parliament, and added that the Shiv Sena would support it.

"Shiv Sena has been supporting (them) on the issue of Hindutva, and will continue to do so. Bring an ordinance or a law, but construct temple... the emotions of Hindus should not be taken for granted," he told reporters here.

The Sena supremo asked the BJP to either pave the way for Ram temple construction or tell the people that it was also a "jumla" (a hollowed promise) like many others.