Senior Congress leader C P Joshi said on Wednesday that the Congress will build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya after the Supreme Court’s verdict on the matter.
“The BJP is misleading people by raking up the Ram temple issue in the election season, even though the matter is pending before the Supreme Court. The Congress will build a grand temple after the apex court’s verdict on the matter,” Joshi told reporters in Nathdwara.
“It is a civil suit and a decision will be given by the Supreme Court,” he said.
Joshi also questioned the idea of building a temple based on an ordinance when the issue of “land title is not clear”.
He said the people in the BJP understand the law and the Constitution, and it’s unfortunate that the party is misleading the people of the country for votes.
Earlier in the day, BJP chief Amit Shah said in Jaipur that his party is committed to building a Ram temple in Ayodhya and will not “step back an inch from it”.
Addressing a gathering in the state capital, Shah said the BJP had mentioned in its Lok Sabha election manifesto that the party wants a legal solution to the problem.
“The Supreme Court will hear the matter again in January, and we are hopeful of expedited hearing and a grand temple will be constructed after court hearing. The BJP will not step back an inch from its promise,” he said.
Rajasthan goes to polls on December 7.