Patna, March 10: Stoking a fresh controversy, Lalu Yadav's elder son has promised to build a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya with bricks from Bihar.Tej Pratap Yadav said that mandir will be built if RJD is voted to power in 2020 assembly polls.
“BJP can be decimated if the Ram Temple in Ayodhya comes up as the saffron outfit has long taken political mileage by keeping the temple issue alive,” Tej Pratap said. The crowd supported his announcement with loud round of clapping.
After being trolled, Tej Pratap clarified on Saturday that he was in favour of a secular temple at Ayodhya, and his earlier statement was just to convince people that BJP was fooling people on Ram Mandir issue.
“At Bihar Sharif’s Dangal programme I had said that the BJP claims about building Ram Mandir, but never puts forward a date. We will create a temple where everyone prays together – Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christians– a temple for mankind. And then the BJP will run out the temple issue,” Yadav said.
“Only by constructing the temple, we can expose and oust the BJP out of power as it continues to fool the nation,” he added. Attacking BJP further he said, “Bihar is a different ball game and BJP would bite the dust in the state as it did in the 2015 assembly polls." RJD supported Tej Pratap's statement on a secular temple in Ayodhya.