DEORIA: Senior BJP leader and former Union minister Kalraj Mishra has said that the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya should be constructed without any dispute.
"We want the Ram temple in Ayodhya to be constructed with mutual consent and if this is not possible, then one has to wait for the court's decision. Everyone wants the temple to be built without any dispute," he stated.
Talking to UNI here on Wednesday, Mishra claimed that none can deny that Lord Ram was born in Ayodhya and the BJP wants a temple there.
"But as the matter is sub judice, very soon a verdict is expected, hence everyone should wait for it," he said.
"Lord Ram fought with the demons to save the people from injustice. Now the BJP too wants that the Ram temple should be constructed after the court's verdict," he said.
The BJP leader was critical of former VHP leader Praveen Bhai Togadia for announcing to float a new political outfit.
"Dr Togadia is just trying to divert the attention of the people and to attract them towards his new political party," he claimed.
Mishra, talking about the backwardness of eastern UP, said that a Patel commission was formed to suggest ways and means for the development of the region which had given several recommendations, including development in the infrastructure sector.
"Till the roads, electricity, health, education and small industry are not promoted in the region, nothing can happen," he stated.
However, he claimed that the present BJP government has done in the short period which was never done in the past two decades.
"The pace of development has accelerated and UP has moved ahead in becoming a developed stated in the country," he further said.
Mishra also hailed the UP government's move to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj.