Lakhimpur Kheri: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said here on Sunday that “no power can stop” the construction of a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) “was, is and will always” favour the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Mr. Maurya said.
Even as he said, “The issue is pending with the Supreme Court, hence, I cannot comment,” Mr Maurya added that, “We can tell for certain in one line that a grand Ram temple would be constructed whenever time comes.”
The Deputy CM was responding to queries about a congregation of monks in Delhi calling for the construction of a Ram temple through an ordinance by the Union government.
Mr. Maurya said he respected the sentiments of the monks regarding the temple. He reiterated his party’s stand on the issue and said, “No power can stop construction of grand Ram temple at the birthplace of Ramlala.”
“As on date, the matter is pending with the Supreme Court and its verdict is awaited,” he said, adding, “What we can firmly assure (people) is that not even a brick in the name of Babar would be laid or allowed to be laid at the birthplace of Ram Lala.”