BJP leader harps on Ram Temple issue

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Ayodhya, Mar 27 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar reiterated the party's promise of constructing a temple dedicated to Lord Ram on the ruins of a razed mosque.

Katiyar along with saints visited the city and denied that the party had put the controversial proposal on the backburner.

"The structure will be completed soon. The Ram Temple was built in 1992," Katiyar said.

The BJP has been whipping up the issue of Ram Temple as part of its campaign ahead of the upcoming general elections.

The BJP rose to prominence on the back of a Hindu revivalist campaign that sought the construction of a Ram Temple on the site of a 16th century mosque that was razed down by mobs in 1992.

Hindu hardliners say the mosque was built by Muslim invaders after destroying a Ram Temple at the site believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ram. (ANI)

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