Ayodhya verdict has created new environment: Gadkari
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 06, 2010, 23:20
  
Mathura (UP): Dismissing the view that Muslims are unhappy with the Ayodhya verdict, the BJP on Wednesday said that after several years an environment has been created where both the communities can start a new chapter.

"The people of the country want Ram temple in Ayodhya. Ram temple is not a communal issue. Ram is a symbol of vanity and glory of the country," BJP national president Nitin Gadkari said at a public meeting in Nagla Chandra Bhan.

He criticised politicians who claim that Muslims are sore with the Ayodhya jugement.

Claiming that "BJP is neither anti-Muslim nor believes in caste, religion and language, Gadkari said had it been anti-Muslim it would not have supported A P J Kalam for the post of President of India."

"After several years an environment has been created where both the communities can start a new chapter and live in a cordial environment," he said on the occasion of birth anniversary of Deen Dayal Upadhyay, this afternoon.

"Terrorism", Gadkari said "is being glorified. The death sentence of Afzal Guru is yet to be materialised even after six years. Millions have not only crossed the border but are purchasing land. Their act is being overlooked for enhancing the vote bank," he alleged.

Paying rich tribute to late Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Gadkari said "his theory of 'Ekatma Manavavad' is still relevant and is the key to development of the country".

He attributed backwardness of the country to "defective" economic policy and alleged that the picture of rural India has not changed though several theories have been tried.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, October 06, 2010, 23:20


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