BJP revives Ram temple building plan ahead of pollsMarch 15th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata/Bengaluru, Mar 15 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said that it would construct a Ram temple in Ayodhya that has been a flashpoint of tension between both Hindus and Muslims for years.
Denying that the party had put the controversial proposal on the backburner, senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi said that his outfit would make a new law to facilitate construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya if voted to power.
“Ram Temple is not only our but the issue of the whole country and a demand of the whole nation. Construction of the temple is important for the country. It is better if all get it constructed otherwise the party will do it by making a new law, which we have been saying for quite long,” he added.
Meanwhile, lashing at the Communist parties for not being reliable, another BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu questioned the future of the Third Front.
“Because for the Third Front, the Communist parties taking initiative from behind but Communist parties are not reliable, they are not credible because they are known always of playing antipathy towards BJP. Whenever there is problem, they will rush to the support of the Congress. So can these parties give assurance to the people that they will not go with Congress, they can”t. Any combination without a leader, without agenda, without common seat-sharing cannot survive for long,” said Naidu, who was campaigning for the party in Bengaluru.
A group of smaller political parties, including the communists, formally launched the “Third Front” on March 12 in a bid to provide an alternative to the two main national coalitions.
An alliance of nine parties, the Third Front will take on the ruling national coalition led by the Congress party and the main opposition bloc led by the BJP.
Analysts say the Third Front is unlikely to be able to form a government without the support of the main national parties, and is not a very cohesive alliance in any case. (ANI)
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