‘Judiciary Ours, Ram Mandir Will be Built’: UP BJP Min Mukut Verma
“The judiciary, administration, the nation as well as the Ram Temple belong to us,” said Mukut Bihari Verma.
Uttar Pradesh state cooperative minister Mukut Bihari Verma has made an explosive comment on the issue of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, saying that the “judiciary belongs to us” and hence the temple will be built.
“BJP has come to power on the issue of development but Ram Mandir will be constructed as it is our determination The matter is in Supreme Court and the SC is ours. The judiciary, administration, the nation as well as the Ram Temple belong to us,” said Verma, as quoted by ANI.
According to India Today, Verma later issued a clarification saying he had been misquoted. "[By saying that the] Supreme Court is ours, I mean that we are residents of this country and we believe in the Supreme Court. I never said that it belongs to our government."
Verma is not the first UP minister to rake up a controversy over the issue.
In August, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya had said that the central government could bring up a legislation in Parliament to facilitate the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.
He had said that if all options were closed, this could be done once the government has adequate numbers in the Rajya Sabha.
(With inputs from ANI and India Today)
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