BJP hasn't taken U-turn on Ram Temple, mocks Shiv Sena

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Mumbai, May 28: The Shiv Sena on Thursday took a dig at the BJP over its stand on core issues, including the Ram Temple. In an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamna, the Sena said the BJP's new stand on the issues were not U-turns but rather a practical viewpoint by the BJP's top leadership.

The Sena, which has been taking pot-shots at the BJP ever since their split and reunion in Maharashtra since the last assembly polls, said the BJP went back on its promise of Vidarbha but it should not be seen as an U-turn since such promises are often made in election manifestos and speeches.

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On Tuesday, BJP president Amit Shah said on the occasion of the first anniversary of the NDA government at the Centre that the party doesn't have the majority to implement its core issues like Ram Temple and Article 370. Shah said it is not possible to build a temple and it will think about it when the party gets 370 MPs itself.

The Sena didn't spare the opportunity to needle the BJP. It said the BJP had promised to abrogate Article 370 after coming to power but later joined hands with the People's Democratic Party to form government in Jammu and Kashmir. "The BJP was also firm on bringing Uniform Civil Code, but we do not think this will go far," it mocked.

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