BJP says Amit Shah didn't speak on Ram temple

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Owaisi on Saturday said it was better if the Ayodhya judgment came after the 2019 general elections as it would influence the election outcome.

Published: 14th July 2018 01:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2018 01:54 PM   |  A+A-

BJP national president Amit Shah speaks with party members on the strategies to be followed in the ensuing Assembly polls, in Hyderabad on Friday | R Satish Babu

By IANS

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied that its President Amit Shah had made any statement in a Hyderabad meeting on Ram temple in Ayodhya even as AIMIM chief Asaddudin Owaisi questioned him for speaking on the sensitive issue that is being decided by the Supreme Court.

"Yesterday in Telangana, BJP President Amit Shah did not make any statement on the issue of Ram Mandir as being claimed in certain sections of the media. No such matter was even on the agenda," the BJP said in a tweet.

The Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi dispute is in the Supreme Court.

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Owaisi on Saturday said it was better if the Ayodhya judgment came after the 2019 general elections as it would influence the election outcome.

In a tweet he questioned Shah's speech in Hyderabad, asking him if he was "going to write the judgment when the Supreme Court is deciding the title dispute and whether Masjid is essential feature of Islam".

"It is better if the...judgment (is) given after parliamentary elections for free and fair (polls)," Owaisi said.

Shah on Friday held a meeting of party leaders in Hyderabad after which BJP National Executive member Perala Sekharjee briefed the media about it.

Quoting Shah from the meeting, Sekharjee said that steps would be taken to clear the decks for launching construction of the temple before the polls.

"Considering the developments, I believe that construction of Ram temple will begin before the coming general elections," Sekharjee quoted Shah as saying.

The BJP had also released a statement in Telegu about Shah's meeting indicating he spoke about the Ram temple issue.

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