Defeat of Secularism, PM Violated Oath: Owaisi on Ayodhya Event

Owaisi said that PM Modi had violated the oath of office he took as the prime minister of a secular country.

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All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday, 5 August trained guns at PM Modi for laying the foundation stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, calling it a death of democracy and secularism.

Owaisi said that PM Modi had violated the oath of office he took as the prime minister of a secular country.

“India is a secular country. Prime Minister Modi has violated the oath of the office by laying the foundation stone of Ram Mandir. This is the day of the defeat of democracy and secularism and success of Hindutva,” Owaisi said, as quoted by ANI.

“The prime minister today said he was emotional. I want to say that I am also equally emotional because I believe in coexistence and equality of citizenship. Mr Prime Minister, I am emotional because a mosque stood there for 450 years,” he added.

Owaisi slammed the Congress too, and said that the party was equally responsible for the demolition of the mosque.

“Congress is equally responsible for the demolition of Babri Mosque. These secular parties have been completely exposed,” he told ANI.

Reactions and wishes from across parties have been pouring in as PM Modi on Wdenesday laid the foundation stone of the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya in a grand event.

Addressing a gathering of 175 people in Ayodhya after performing Bhoomi Pujan for the Ram Temple, PM Narendra Modi said that despite efforts to eradicate Lord Ram’s existence, he still lives in our hearts and is the basis of our culture.

“The construction of the Ram Temple is an instrument to unite the country… Social harmony was the core principle of Lord Ram’s governance,” he was quoted by PTI as saying.

PM Modi was accompanied by UP CM Yogi Adityanath, UP Governor Anandiben Patel and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on the stage for the grand event, which comes months after the Supreme Court’s verdict in the 2.77 acre land dispute case.

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