Congress leaders wanted Ram temple: VHP

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VHP International President Ashok Singhal
Biharsharif, Oct 14: Even after the people of the country made it evident through the May 2009 Lok Sabha Polls that Hindutva and Ram Temple issues did not impress, VHP International president Ashok Singhal has again brought up the issue claiming that 99 per cent of Congress leaders too favoured construction of Ram temple.

Singhal also reaffirmed that the temple will be built in Ayodhya at any cost.

"The leaders have silent approval to building the temple in Ayodhya and 99 per cent Congressmen favour the idea," Singhal said on Wednesday, Oct 14.

"But Congressmen refrain from coming out in the open because of party president Sonia Gandhi who has maintained silence over the issue, because of her foreign origin," he added.

He went on to claim that even late prime minister P V Narasimha Rao had supported the idea of construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, in the RSS meeting at Rajgir.

Further, Singhal remarked that construction of the temple at Ayodhya was 'a challenge before Hindus'.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, LK Advani too has taken up the issue again. Speaking at a election rally on Oct 10 ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls, Advani said that he dreamt of a 'grand' Ram Temple after he first brought it up on the anniversary of the Ram Rath Yatra on Sep 25.

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