Hyderabad: AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi has charged the BJP with trying to rake up the Ram temple issue and “fall back” on its “original agenda of polarisation” ahead of Uttar Pradesh elections as it has no positive agenda and “constructive” policies and programmes.
“After winning 71 Lok Sabha seats in the last Parliamentary elections, the BJP now still wants to rake up the old Ram Mandir issue and it shows that they don’t have any constructive policies and programmes to go before the people in Uttar Pradesh,” the Hyderabad Lok Sabha member said.
“It shows that BJP is insecure and has no positive agenda of development for Uttar Pradesh. (It) also exposes their loud claims of reviving economy, and everything, that has not happened. That’s why they have fallen back on their original agenda of polarisation”, he said.
On infighting in the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, Mr Owaisi said, “They have failed in governance. It’s basically their internal problem but they have completely failed in fulfilling the promises they have made. So, it will be good riddance. Samajwadi Party has to lose power. It’s their personal egos. They are not worried about solving Uttar Pradesh’s main problems”.
Mr Owaisi, who has addressed a few public meetings in Uttar Pradesh in recent times, said his party is in the process of identifying constituencies at many places in the state from where it would field candidates.
He had earlier said his party is open to the idea of electoral alliances.
During his recent visit to Ayodhya to inspect the site for setting up a Ramayana Museum, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma said those who get to do “Ram Ka Kaam” (serve Ram) were fortunate.
The proposed museum has reignited demands by BJP hardliners like Vijay Katiyar for building a Ram temple at the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid complex.