Lucknow, Feb 9 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati, on Monday said that Bharatiya Janat Party's Ayodhya chants were nothing but an 'election gimmick', as the party remembers Lord Rama only when the poll are around.
"The BJP thinks of Ram temple only when polls are around. But, the public knows about its real face. Even saints are ridiculing the party," Mayawati told reporters in Lucknow.
"What did the party do to build the temple when it was in power at the Centre?" Mayawati questioned BJP-led NDA regime.
The BSP supremo also criticized the Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his newly found friendship with former BJP leader Kalyan singh ahead of Lok Sabha elections.
"The Samajwadi Party chief is today holding the hand of the person (Kalyan Singh) responsible for the demolition of the Babri Masjid," Mayawati remarked.
Mayawati also criticized Congress party's stand on the same issue, remarking how that Congress was equally responsible for the Babri Masjid demolition in Ayodhya during Congress regime at the Centre.
"The party was in power at Centre when the incident happened and it cannot shrug off its culpability simply by criticizing the BJP in the media," Mayawati said.
"There is no difference between BJP, SP and Congress," the BSP supremo remarked. (ANI)