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08/04/2019 12:55 PM IST

Ram Mandir: BJP Manifesto 2019 Says The Exact Same Thing That It Did In 2014

Rajnath Singh said all alternative options will be explored for the construction of Ram temple in a conducive manner.

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In its manifesto for the 2019 polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) “reiterated its stand” on the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya. All alternative options will be explored for the construction of Ram temple in a conducive manner, Union minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh said. 

The 2019 manifesto says: 

We reiterate our stand on Ram Mandir. We will explore all possibilities within the framework of the Constitution and all necessary efforts to facilitate the expeditious construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

In 2014, the party had promised something quite similar. 

BJP reiterates its stand to explore all possibilities within the framework of the constitution to facilitate the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

The RSS and the VHP have demanded that the BJP deliver on its promise of temple construction.

In December 2018, RSS general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi took a dig at the BJP saying, “Those in power who had promised to build the temple should listen to the people and fulfil the demand.”

Former VHP leader Praveen Togadia had said, before the elections were announced, that the Narendra Modi government should bring an ordinance to facilitate construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

(With PTI inputs)