BJP slams Owaisi for Ram temple ordinance challenge

Krishna Saagar Rao

Hyderabad: BJP Tuesday condemned AMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi’s comments challenging the Modi government to bring in an ordinance for early construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya.

BJP Telangana unit’s spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao said in a statement it appears that Owaisi “mocked” the orders of the Supreme Court.

Soon after the apex court said the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute cases would be heard by an appropriate bench in the first week of January 2019, voices emerged within the BJP favouring early construction of the temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

“Everyone needs to respect the apex court. It is Owaisi’s attitude to speak in a threatening tone on BJP and AMIM’s attitude to speak as if it is insulting the Hindu community. None would fear the domineering ways of AMIM,” Rao said.

AMIM and Owaisi should not make an attempt to create a rift between communities, he said. The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi Monday challenged the Modi government to bring in an ordinance for early construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya amid demands within BJP and some Sangh Parivar outfits to do so.

Asked if the government may bring an Ordinance under pressure following the demands, Owaisi asked “why don’t they bring it…let them do it. every time they are threatening. Every Tom, Dick and Harry of BJP, RSS, VHP is saying this. You are in power. Let us see. I challenge them to do it,” Owaisi said.