New Delhi: Ahead of the Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath while addressing a gathering in Kawardha on Saturday alleged that ‘Congress was the biggest obstruction in the construction of Ram mandir in Ayodhya.’

He further went on to say, “Jo Congress Ram ki nahi ho sakti woh hamare bhi kisi kaam ki nahi ho sakti.”

Uttar Pradesh minister Shrikant Sharma also reiterated the same that Congress is the biggest obstruction in the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Sharma alleged that the party members and activists were opposing the building of Ram Setu- a mythological bridge between India and Sri Lanka and rather engaging in “cow slaughtering”.

“Either the visits of the Congress president to temples is an exercise to garner votes or he should support the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. The party should make clear its stand on the issue,” the state power minister said.

Alleging that Congress made hollow promises, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan earlier today said that Congress only releases manifestos but never fulfills them. Citing late former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi’s example, Chouhan said that the party leaders did the same and were unable to fulfill the promise of removing poverty.

Meanwhile, Karnataka minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan raked up the issue of Ram Temple and said that they have no objection over the construction of the temple in Ayodhya but mosque should also be there. Talking to reporters, he said, “Not only the Muslims in Karnataka but Muslims across the country are not against Ram Mandir. Build Ram Mandir but our mosque which was martyred should also be made. We are not against Ram Mandir, we are just demanding our right.”

On October 29, the Supreme Court adjourned the Ayodhya title suit till next year to fix a date for the hearing. The court was hearing the matter which challenged the 2010 ruling of the Allahabad High Court which divided the disputed land into three parts.