Ayodhya: SP leader feels Ram Mandir issue could have been sorted long back
"The Ram temple issue would have been resolved but then L K Advani took out a rath yatra and the demolition took place,” the Leader of the Opposition in UP assembly told reporters here.
"This stalled the issue," he added.
"The then chief minister of UP Vir Bahadur Singh got the locks opened and a 'shilanyas' (for the temple) done, through the then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi," he said referring to the 1989 event.
"The matter could have been resolved at that time itself but Advaniji took out the rath yatra," he said.
"The manner in which the BJP is cashing on the name of Lord Ram and speaking untruth, it has earned the ire of the Lord," Chaudhary said.
"This is reflected in various natural calamities, which are a sort of punishment," he said.
Answering another question, he said there has been no deliberation on bringing a no-confidence motion against the BJP-led government in Uttar Pradesh.
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