New Delhi, Nov 5: In the midst of growing demand by Union Ministers and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh leaders to bring an ordinance to construct a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya, the Indian National Congress and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Monday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led Centre, alleging that it had not achieved anything in the past four years, and at the end of its term was attempting communal polarisation.
In a tweet, former Union Minister P Chidambaram said that at the beginning of five years, the government had promised development, jobs and money in every citizen’s account.
'Nothing achieved, at the end of five years, the new promise is for grand Temples, giant statues and doles,' the Congress veteran tweeted.
CPI(M) said the Bharatiya Janata Party was going back to its time tested playbook of communal polarisation after it failed to fulfill any of its election promises.
'Economy, jobs, curbing corruption and facing the wrath of the people, BJP going back to its time tested playbook of communal polarisation. But people have seen through this and will teach BJP a fitting lesson,' the Left party said.
Though the BJP is officially silent over the demand to bring ordinance or special law to construct Ram Mandir, Union Minister PP Chaudhary on Sunday that the ‘legal options must be explored as the title suit was pending in court for several years.'
Union Minister Uma Bharti also affirmed that any talk to construct a mosque on the periphery of a Ram temple in Ayodhya would rouse the hackles of the majority community.
Another Union Minister Giriraj Singh said no power on earth could stop the construction ofa grand Ram temple.
A congregation of seers in Delhi on Sunday had demanded construction of a grand Ram temple through an ordinance.
At the end of its deliberations on Sunday, the Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samaj had asked the government to either bring an Ordinance or enact a law to construct the grand Ram temple at the earliest. (UNI)