Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Congress party now wanted to link Ram Temple in Ayodhya with 2019 elections.
“Yesterday in the SC, a Congress MP Kapil Sibal was arguing for the Babri Masjid. He is entitled to do that but is it right for him to say: postpone hearing till 2019?
Why does he have to link a Ram Mandir with elections? Is such thinking proper,” the Prime Minister asked.
Coincidently, today is the 25th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition in Ayodhya.
He further added, “Now Congress is linking Ram Mandir with elections. They are least bothered about the nation.”
While representing the Sunni Waqf Board in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid case on Tuesday, Sibal urged the court to take up the matter after 2019 general elections as “the case was being used to polarise the electorate with an eye on the polls”.
The court didn’t accept his appeal and set the final hearing for February 8, 2018.