Indore, Feb 19: Raking up the issue of the Ram temple, party president Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday, Feb 18 that BJP was determined to build the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Adopting a subtler approach to the sensitive issue, Gadkari sought the help of Muslims in realising the party's dream of a Ram Mandir, while 'promising that a grand Mosque to replace the Babri Masjid will be constructed for them in a different location'.
'Today, I appeal to the Muslim community to be generous towards the sentiments and feelings of Hindus and facilitate the construction of a grand Ram temple. This would herald a new amity and reinforce the bond for a resurgent India.
Gadkari said that opposition would not bring any solution to the dispute which is awaiting verdict in the Court.
"Litigation is also pending for (the) resolution of this dispute, which may not offer a perfect solution because one party would lose and the other may win," he said.
However, sensing opposition to Gadkari's promise of constructing a Mosque, BJP spokesperson, Rajiv Pratap Rudy in a media report said that the decision will be taken after prior consultation.
Gadkari was addressing the BJP leadership meeting in Indore. Earlier, in the same meeting Gadkari lashed out on Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, calling the party as dynasty politics.
Meanwhile, Muslim oganisations have reportedly rejected Gadkari's proposal.