Congress terms BJP manifesto as being of “no value”

April 3rd, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 3 (ANI): Terming the BJP manifesto as being of “no value”, the Congress on Friday said the right-wing is out of tune and raking up old issues like the Ram Temple and cow protection.

“BJP has lost its way and is “not in tune” with India. This manifesto is a reflection of the fact,” said Kapil Sibal, a Congress spokesperson.

Accusing the BJP of misleading the country, Sibal said, “This is not a national agenda just a parochial BJP agenda which has no value.”

Rubbishing the BJP manifesto, Ashwini Kumar, another party spokesperson, criticised the BJP for raking up the Ram Temple issue ahead of general elections.

The BJP seems to have put its Hindutva issue on the backburner with issues like the rebuilding of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya.

The last chapter of the 48-page manifesto is devoted to “Preserving our cultural heritage” and has the four lines on the Ram Temple. It says: “There is an overwhelming desire of the people in India and aboard to have a grand temple at the birth place of Sri Ram in Ayodhya. The BJP will explore all possibilities, including negotiations and judicial proceedings, to facilitate the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. (ANI)

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