Aligarh: BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday said that his party’s stand is clear that Ram temple will be built at the disputed site in Ayodhya. He further asked the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress to clear their stand on the politically-sensitive issue.
“BJP’s stand is clear that Ram Temple will be built in that very place in Ayodhya. SP, BSP and Congress should clear their agenda, whether they want the construction of Ram Mandir or not,” said Shah while addressing a meeting of BJP booth workers in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh.
Shah’s statement on the Ayodhya issue comes days after the Modi government moved the Supreme Court seeking its permission to return the “non-disputed” surplus land acquired around the disputed structure in Ayodhya to a Hindu trust and other original owners.
Slamming the alliance between the SP and the BSP for the parliamentary polls, he said, “We will put Aligarh locks on their shop. BJP workers will put Aligarh locks on the shop of Buaa-Bhatija (Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav).”
Aligarh is known for locks, now a dying industry.
Shah said, “Reporters often ask me that when buaa and bhatija have come together, then how 74 seats will be won in UP? I say that if you see the sea of party workers, you will come to know that from where 74 seats will come.”
The BJP chief also said that the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will be Prime Minister Narendra Modi versus the rest.
Shah also said the BJP has rid Uttar Pradesh of goons and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has tackled the land mafia problem in the state.
“Upar Modi, neechey Yogi (Modi as prime minister and Adityanath as chief minister). This general election will be Modi versus the rest,” he said, adding that this would be the poll scenario in Uttar Pradesh.
“The BJP has rid Uttar Pradesh of goons, of parivaarvad. Yogi has tackled land mafia in Uttar Pradesh. Goons are now scared of cops,” the BJP chief said.
Shah said crime was under control in the state after Yogi Adityanath government came to power.