Temple politics gains momentum, Uttar Pradesh govt sacks minister for pro-Sangh statement

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Politics over Ram Temple has returned with Shiv Sena stepping up pressure over the Narendra Modi government accusing it of reneging on its promises to build a temple in Ayodhya.

Speaking to ANI, the party’s spokesperson Sanjay Raut, said, “The party (BJP) must introspect why it has failed to construct the temple in Ayodhya, when it once led the movement for it. Since the Ram Temple movement in 1992, we’ve had two BJP government at the centre and once in Uttar Pradesh.”

Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna too attacked the cenral government saying that if talks with Pakistan was possible, why there were no attempts to start discussion over the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government has sacked one of its ministers, Om Pal Nehra, for advocating the need to build the temple in Ayodhya and Mathura.

Om Pal Nehra, while talking to a gathering on Wednesday had said, “Muslim brothers should also support the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. If Ram Temple is not built in Ayodhya, where else will it be constructed? Muslim intellectuals should realise that if Krishna Temple doesn’t get built in Mathura, where else will it be constructed. How is it possible to have a mosque at the birth place of Lord Krishna?”

The politics over Ram Temple has gained momentum after two trucks of stones arrived in the temple city on Sunday.

UP is scheduled to go for crucial assembly elections in 2017 and the latest temple politics is being seen as an attempt by the Hindutva parties to polarise the voters to extract the much needed electoral mileage.

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