Gurugram: Tejashwi Yadav, the elder son of Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, on Saturday took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya district of Uttar Pradesh, saying that the party remembers Lord Ram only at the time of elections. He said this in reference to the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

Addressing a rally in Haryana’s Gurugram, the former deputy chief minister of Bihar said, “Bhagwan Ram aur Sita maiya swarg mein, Bhagwan Ram ko hichki aati hai. Sita maiya poochti hai kyu hichki aarahi hai, Ram ji kehte hain chunaav saamne aagaya hai, BJP yaad kar rahi hai (Lord Ram experiences a hiccup as he converses with Goddess Sita in heaven. She asks him why is it so. He replies, because the BJP is remembering me as the elections are near).”

Tejashwi Yadav’s statement came a few hours after BJP national president Amit Shah asserted that Ram Mandir will be built. Addressing a rally in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, he asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to clear his stand on the issue. “Rahul Gandhi should clear his stand on Ayodhya. I can say without a doubt that Ram Mandir will be built there,” said Shah.

On a similar note, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav had claimed earlier that the party is committed to the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. “We’ve repeatedly shown our commitment to the construction of the temple in Ayodhya. Government is doing everything possible to make sure legal process moves quickly,” he had asserted. The BJP leader also blamed the grand old party for the delay in the construction of Ram mandir at the dispute site and claimed “Congress is trying to stall the judicial process”.

The Supreme Court postponed the January 29 hearing in the Ayodhya title suit case due to the unavailability of one of the judges, Justice SA Bobde. The apex court had constituted a new five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and also comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Abdul Nazeer, Justice SA Bobde and Justice DY Chandrachud to hear the case.