BJP utilizing “Ram Mandir” issue before the polls
BJP utilizing “Ram Mandir” issue before the polls:- With the BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Katiyar saying that the proposed Ramayana Museum has been a “lollipop” to please people, who want the Ram Mandir (temple) to be constructed in Ayodhya.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi Congress leader on Wednesday has said that he partially agreed with Katiyar as the whole country has believed that the BJP was and utilizing the issue before the upcoming polls for cheap political gains.
Singhvi said, “This is one of the rare occasions when I may partially agree with Mr. Vinay Katiyar for a simple reason, that the whole country has believed that the BJP party really misuses, plays games with, distorts and also utilises and misuses the Ram Mandir (temple) issue probably for some cheap political gains.”
“Apart from remembering Ram only during this election time,” said Singhvi, “Katiyar’s comment illustrates the fact that the BJP government knows well that the real issue could be decided decisively only by the Supreme Court, but in the meanwhile at every local municipal election to state elections in different forms and in different manners.”
“The entire issue is symbolically viewed again in order to fool the public. But, I think the public is far too intelligent to be befooled and it could only expose the hypocrisy and hollowness of the BJP,” the Congress Rajya Sabha MP added.
Big Mistake by BJP-led Central Government
While, dubbing the announcement of the construction of a Ramayana Museum instead of a constructing a Ram Temple at Ayodhya is termed as a “big mistake” on the part of the BJP-led Central Government, Katiyar on Tuesday said, “Further effort should be made in order to construct the Ram Mandir (temple); this “lollipop” (handing over Ramayana Museum as the lollipop to please people who are demanding the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya) would not work out. People ask when will be the Ram Temple constructed? This (Ramayana Museum) has been a lollipop, it does not have much importance, and thus, they should make positive effort. I would have said this had I been there. It’s good that I did not go there.”
In an apparent move to further woo the voters in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma on Tuesday has visited Ayodhya to inspect the proposed site for setting up a Ramayana museum.