New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Friday said that the ruling party is committed to construct grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. “BJP wants Ram Mandir to be constructed at the earliest. We are trying in the Supreme Court that the case reaches its conclusion but Congress is trying to create obstacles. We want the case to be resolved soon,” Shah said in his inaugural address at the party’s convention at Ramlila Maidan.

The BJP chief also hit out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for atttacking Centre over Rafale issue. He said,”Out on bail in corruption case, the Congress president is levelling baseless allegations of graft against Modi government. People are wiser than him.”

He also accused the Congress of backing infiltrators, saying ” Mujhe bohat acha laga jab akhbaar mein aankda aaya, main abhinandan karne ke bhav ke saath Rajya Sabha pauncha, puri Rahul baba and company haaye-tauba macha rahi hai,’Kaha jayenge, kaha rahenge, kya khayenge’, jaise unke musare bhai lagte ho. (Rahul & Co. created a hue and cry on Citizenship Bill because they are not concerned about the national security. They only want votes. Their policies were paralysed).”

Speaking about the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Shah said that the general elections will be a battle of two ideologies. He asserted that BJP stands for cultural nationalism and development of poor, while the rivals have come together merely for power. The BJP had defeated each one of them in the 2014 general elections, he added. Shah also expressed confidence and claimed  that the BJP would return to power with full mandate.

“BJP will win more Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh than it did in 2014,” said Shah. Notably, the Bharatiya Janata Party had won 71 seats from the state that sends 80 Lok Sabha MPs to the lower house.

Earlier, in his welcome address, Shah further said, while the Modi government has “fulfilled” the dreams of crores of youths with 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for the general category poor, the Opposition parties on the other hand towards the quota bill that has been passed in the Parliament.

Shah made this remarks in presence of top party leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.