No change in our ideology on Ram Temple issue: BJP
New Delhi: Claiming there was no change in
its ideology on the Ram temple issue, the BJP today said it
will make any comments on the contentious matter only after
the court verdict that is expected to be out soon.
BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain was replying to
questions by mediapersons on what the party had to say on RSS
chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment that the Ram Mandir movement had
helped BJP but the Sangh was not looking for help from anyone
to run its movement.
"We have not changed our ideology on the issue. We will
comment on the Ram Temple matter after the verdict is out on
the 24th," Hussain told reporters here.
Earlier in the day, the RSS said its response to the
Ayodhya title suit verdict will be within the "law and
Constitution" and indicated that further legal options can be
availed of if the ruling is not upto its expectation.
"Of course, the aspirations of the Hindu society is that
there should be a temple at Ram Janmabhoomi. Our response to
the verdict will be according to that wishes. We will try to
ensure that Ram temple is constructed there," the RSS chief
The BJP hit out at Law Minister Veerappa Moily for his
remarks on the functioning of the Comptroller and Auditor
General and accused the Congress of "weakening" corruption
watchdog agencies in the country.
"Corruption watchdog agencies like CVC, CAG are being
weakened by the Congress party. The BJP has raised these
issues time and again, including during the recent appointment
of the CVC," the BJP spokesperson said.
He said the manner in which Moily spoke against the CAG
yesterday was "unfortunate".
The Union Law Minister had yesterday expressed
dissatisfaction over the working of the Comptroller and
Auditor General, saying their timely intervention could have
prevented many scams and scandals.
Attacking the UPA over the 2-G spectrum issue, he said
the Supreme court would have seen something in the matter as
it sought replies from the government and Telecom Minister
A Raja over certain petitions alleging that there was a
Rs 70,000-crore scam in the grant of telecom licences in 2008
and that the Centre was trying to put a lid on the probe.
Asked about any change in the equation between BJP and
JD(U) after a senior leader of the Nitish Kumar-led party
yesterday said the alliance will be reviewed over statements
emanating from the main opposition over Narendra Modi
campaigning in Bihar polls, Hussain said, "we have no
differences with them, our alliance is firm."