Lucknow, Oct 7 : Samajwadi Party (SP) Member of Parliament (MP) Surendra Singh Nagar on Sunday accused the Narendra Modi government at the Centre of using the issue of constructing Ram Temple in Ayodhya at the time of elections just to garner votes.
“Due to elections, parties will now use Lord Ram. The BJP government has completed four-and-a-half years (of its term), they had promised to construct Ram Mandir once they came into power in the state and the Centre. But just a few months before elections they are reminded of the temple,” Singh told ANI.
Nagar said now BJP is being reminded that Modi failed to deliver its poll promise of constructing Ram temple.
He said that the party remembers Lord Ram only when elections are approaching.
On September 26, the Supreme Court declined to refer the Ayodhya land dispute case to a larger constitutional bench and said it will begin hearing the Ayodhya matter from October 29 to decide the suit on merit.
The apex court also held that all religions and religious places need to be equally respected.