Ram Temple very much on BJP agenda: AdvaniMay 9th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh), May 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani Saturday termed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government as the “mother of all ills” and assured voters that the construction of a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya was still on his party’s agenda.
“The Congress-led UPA government is the mother of all ills. Farmers are committing suicide, women are not safe… the government is a mute spectator,” he said while addressing an election rally here, his first in Himachal Pradesh.
Commenting on the party’s promise to building a Ram temple in Ayodhya, he said: “The Ram temple is very much on the agenda of the party. If we come to power, we will take the coalition partners into confidence (on construction of the temple).”
The BJP leader said there would neither be a Third Front nor a Fourth Front government at the centre.
“The reality of Indian politics is that the country could be ruled either by a Congress-led or a BJP-led coalition. And all the other small parties will join these two,” he said.
However, he said that since the voters have made up their mind to oust the Congress and its allies, no force could prevent the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) from forming the government.
The hill state has four Lok Sabha seats - Shimla (Scheduled Caste), Kangra, Mandi and Hamirpur - and the main contest is between the Congress and the BJP.
In the last general polls, the Congress had won Shimla, Kangra and Mandi seats, while the BJP won in Hamirpur. Himachal Pradesh will go to the polls in the fifth and final phase May 13.
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