I favour having Ram temple at same spot in Ayodhya: Virbhadra

SHIMLA: In what may embarrass the Congress party, its veteran leader and former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh Tuesday said he favours the construction of a Ram temple at the same spot where the Babri mosque stood in Ayodhya.

Talking to reporters at his residence Holly Lodge here, the veteran Congress leader also said, “Islam came to India later. The mosque was built after demolishing the temple in Ayodhya.”

“Ayodhya was the capital of Bhagwan Ram. When you have taken this step (of demolishing the Babri Masjid), build the temple. (Agar ye kadam uthaya to phir mandir bana do),” he added.

The former Himachal chief minister also accused the BJP of lacking the courage to build the temple.

“If they had the courage, they would have built the temple. The way should be paved for constructing the Ram Mandir there,” he said. (AGENCIES)



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