Ayodhya dispute: If SC verdict not in favour of Hindus, it 'will be got' in their favour, says BJP leader Tapan Bhowmik
By Express News Service | Published: 08th December 2017 09:21 AM |
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation chairperson and BJP leader Tapan Bhowmik has sparked a row by saying that if the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute doesn’t favour Hindus, the Hindu community will get a verdict in their favour.
Bhowmik made the remark on Wednesday, the anniversary of the Babri Masjid’s demolition.
“Hindu jag chuka hai… ye faisla Hinduvo ke paksha meih hoga, nahi hoga toh karvaya jaayega, Hindu karvayega. (Hindus are now awake; the verdict will be in favour of Hindus. If it isn’t, it will be got in their favour, Hindus will do it),” he said.
Reacting to Bhowmik’s remarks, the state Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi demanded that PM Narendra Modi make it clear if his party respected the laws and the Constitution of India.
“When the title suit pertaining to the disputed land in Ayodhya is sub judice, how can such statements be made by a BJP leader publicly? We request the Supreme Court to take cognizance of Bhowmik’s statements and initiate contempt proceedings,” Chaturvedi said.
Bhowmik was speaking in Ratlam town during an event to mark the release of a book titled “Kar Sewa Aankhon Dekhi”, penned by journalist Tushar Kothari.
He said, “If the verdict doesn’t come in favour of Hindus in the court, then our people in the Lok Sabha will ensure that legislation gets passed for building a Ram temple. But if that doesn’t happen, then crores of people in our country will ensure that the temple is built at the Ram Janmabhoomi.”