Building temple not a job of politicians: Upendra Kushwaha

The RLSP chief and Union minister Upendra Kushwaha said that the constructing temples is “not a job of politicians” and that the saffron party is trying to “fuel people’s sentiments” by talking of the Ram temple in Ayodhya ahead of next year’s General Election.

After the BJP did not respond to the party’s November 30 deadline to announce seat-sharing in Bihar for the Lok Sabha elections among NDA partners, the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) is holding a three-day meeting to discuss its strategy.

One of the party’s three Lok Sabha MP’s is expected to announce his decision to leave the NDA at the concluding session of the three-day party meet at Motihari on Thursday.

He said “My party has authorised me to take a decision (on the alliance). I will discuss it again with party leaders on Wednesday night. They have shared their grievances and aired their concerns, there will be an open forum in Motihari on Thursday.”

“It is not the job of politicians to construct temple or mosque. Let the (Supreme) Court take a call on this. We have almost entered an election year, and the BJP is again fueling people’s sentiments by discussing temple construction in its bid to gain politically,” he said while taking on the BJP for talking about Ram temple construction.