Want Ram temple at the spot where Babri mosque stood, says Congress leader Virbhadra Singh

Islam came to India later. Babri mosque was built after demolishing the temple in Ayodhya, says the Congress leader.

SHIMLA: In what may embarrass the Congress party, its veteran leader and former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh Tuesday said he favours the construction of a Ram temple at the same spot where the Babri mosque stood in Ayodhya.

During an interview, the veteran Congress leader also said, “Islam came to India later. The mosque was built after demolishing the temple in Ayodhya. “Ayodhya was the capital of Bhagwan Ram. When you have taken this step (of demolishing the Babri Masjid), build the temple. (Agar ye kadam uthaya to phir mandir bana do),” he added.

The former Himachal chief minister also accused the BJP of lacking the courage to build the temple.

“If they had the courage, they would have built the temple. The way should be paved for constructing the Ram Mandir there,” he said.

Sitting by his side, the Congress Legislative Party leader, Mukesh Agnihotri said, “The BJP lacks the willpower for building the temple.

“Singh, however, made it clear that his views on the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya are personal.

Source: The New Indian Express

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