Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal while speaking to ANI today said that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi should check the facts before making any public statement. He said that he never represented the Sunni Wakf Board in the Supreme Court.
He was referring to Modi’s speech at an election rally in Dhanduka today where Modi congratulated the Sunni Wakf Board for dissociating itself from Kapil Sibal’s statement in the Supreme Court yesterday and accused Sibal of delaying the hearing in the case.
Sibal said, “As usual the Prime Minister makes statements without checking facts. He did not check the fact that actually I never represented the Sunni Wakf Board in the Supreme Court. And yet he (PM) thanked the Sunni Wakf Board for the statement on the basis that I represented them”. Sibal further advised the Prime Minister to be a little careful before making public comments of this nature. He added, ” …It doesn’t behove the stature of the Prime Minister of India”. Taking a dig at BJP President, Amit Shah, he said, “I can expect the BJP President to make such statements, because I don’t expect anything better from him”.
On the issue of the construction of Ram temple, Sibal said, ” As far as Ram Mandir is concerned, it will be built when Lord Ram wants it to be built . We believe in the Lord, we don’t believe in you (Modi). ” Sibal further said that Ram temple will be built whenever, the Supreme Court comes out with a decision.