Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Minister of Irrigation Dharampal Singh on Friday said that no power can stop the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. The state irrigation minister also said that no new law is required to be enacted for the temple’s construction at the disputed site.

Addressing his supporters and others in Shahjahanpur, the Minister also castigated some sections of the society for questioning the seriousness of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) towards the construction of the Ram temple — an issue they allege the BJP is using for electoral gains.

The senior Cabinet Minister, who holds the charge of Gorakhpur — the place Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath comes from — went on to say: “It is strange that when we take the name of Ram, we are accused of using his name to garner votes, and if we do not, we are charged with forgetting Ram after coming to power.”

The UP minister’s remarks have come a few days after Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) announced that it would hold several rallies across the country beginning November 25 from Ayodhya to build pressure on the government to bring a law to construct a grand Ram temple.

“The VHP has been demanding that the government bring a law at the earliest to build a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya. We will be holding countrywide rallies from November 25 followed by other rallies in December,” VHP spokesperson Vinod Bansal told news agency IANS.

With an aim to wage a nation-wide movement in support of the Ram temple, the organisation will be holding three rallies in Ayodhya, Nagpur and Bengaluru on November 25. The rallies will be followed by a grand rally in the national capital on December 9.

“Lakhs of Ram bhakts will participate in these rallies. And ultimately, we will wage a nation-wide movement from December 18,” he said.

With agency inputs