Ayodhya: For former BJP stalwart Kalyan Singh, his visit here is aimed at convincing people on his commitment towards Ram Temple, Ram janmbhoomi and Hinduism.
During his 140-km journey from Lucknow to Ayodhya, the Jan Kranti Party founder described himself as a `Ram bhakt` (devotee of Lord Rama) committed to the task of construction of a grand temple.
Though this was Kalyan`s second visit to the holy city after parting ways with his friend-turned-foe Mulayam Singh Yadav, it gained significance in the light of upcoming verdict
on the title suit on September 24.
The former chief minister accused his political adversaries, especially BJP, of following the policy of Muslim appeasement. "Mulayam Singh Yadav does not want to visit Ayodhya as he fears backlash from Muslims," Kalyan, who shared the dais with the SP supremo during the party`s Agra convention, said.
"BJP has cheated Hindus and it should repent its act and apologise," he said. Kalyan had undertaken a similar journey to Ayodhya in 2004 after going back to the BJP fold by merging his Rashtriya Kranti Party.