Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia launched an attack on the ruling BJP on Friday saying that people voted the NDA to power for building Ram temple in Ayodhya, and not for making laws on triple talaq.

He also said the government should pass a legislation to pave the way for construction of the temple.

Taking a veiled dig at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he told reporters in Aurangabad that “people voted you (BJP) to power for the construction of Ram Mandir and not for passing triple talaq bill.” He added that “Ram is still in vanvas (exile), while we are in home.”

Togadia, who is on a two-day tour of Aurangabad and Parbhani, arrived in the city on Friday evening.

“A law should be passed for the construction of Ram temple, so that it is built soon. Whether to make a law on triple talaq or not is up to the government, but they should make a law for Ram temple,” he added.

“We have faith in the judiciary, but since the temple has not been built, a law should be passed in this regard so that it can be constructed without the mosque adjacent to it,” he said.

He said the apex court once again adjourned the hearing on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Thursday said it would hear the appeals in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute on 14 March.


(With PTI inputs)