Congress is the biggest hurdle in construction of Ram temple: BJP

New Delhi: Congress is the biggest hurdle standing in the path of constructing Ram Temple in Ayodhya accused UP Minister Shrikant Sharma on Saturday.

He alleged that Congress activists were opposing the construction of Ram Temple and was engaging in “cow slaughtering,” and that Congress chief Gandhi needs to take a firm stand on the issue.

When asked why the UP government is not making any legislation on Ram Temple he replied: “The Congress is the biggest hurdle in the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.”

“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 minister said.

He also added, “The Allahabad High Court had in its judgement clearly mentioned that a Ram temple existed in Ayodhya and a subsequent geological survey supported it,” indicating a key point majority believers have in India.

He claimed that his party has transformed the “sick” Madhya Pradesh into a well-developed state, India TV reports.

He further added that Congress has corrupted the nation and the Modi government has successfully tried to rebuild the image of India.

“While the Congress president himself is on bail in the National Herald case, senior party leader P Chidambaram is an accused in the Aircel-Maxis case and could be jailed any moment,” he said.