New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections 2020, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan on Sunday said that if his party is voted to power, the state government will construct a temple for Goddess Sita in Sitamarhi which will be bigger than the Ram Mandir being built in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya. Also Read - Days Ahead of Bihar Polls, Chirag Paswan Makes an Appeal to BJP Voters For 'Nitish-Free Government'
“I want a temple bigger than Ram Mandir in Ayodhya to be built for Goddess Sita in Sitamarhi. Lord Ram is incomplete without Goddess Sita, and vice versa. So, a corridor connecting Ayodhya’s Ram Temple and Sitamarhi should be constructed,” Chirag Paswan said. Also Read - LJP's Chirag Paswan Promises to Stand With PM Modi And His Beliefs Until Last Breath
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On being asked if LJP is coming to power, Paswan said, “There is no doubt that our government will be formed. If our government will be formed, we will lay the foundation stone of the Sita temple. At least who is chief minister now, will not be chief minister again and under the leadership of BJP we will form BJP-LJP government.”
In their ‘Bihar first Bihari first’ vision document for Bihar Assembly polls, the LJP mentioned the construction of Sita temple at Sitamarhi, similar to the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
According to the vision document, the LJP also wants to develop the proposed temple’s surrounding areas.
The LJP president, in his vision document, also promised to construct a six-lane road corridor to connect Sitamarhi to Ayodhya. He mentioned that the road construction would be up to the Bihar-Uttar Pradesh border which will be called Sita-Ram corridor.
The party, which was part of the ruling National Democratic Alliance in Bihar, has decided to field candidates against Janata Dal United (JDU) and not against the BJP. Paswan has been slamming Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over some of the promises made by the JDU.
Bihar Assembly elections will be held in three phases- October 28, November 3 and November 7- and the counting of votes will take place on November 10.
(With ANI inputs)